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Friday, July 30, 2010

F-705 Keeps on going..

For some reason, the F-705 bulkhead is taking much longer for me than I ever thought, it also seems to be taking longer for me than other builders which is really weird.   I do think most builders sort of move on before it is completely finished which might be part of it.  Actually I will probably do this as well since I am going to be waiting for some parts from Van's anyway.

I think I am mostly done with the fabrication and drilling etc. at this point.   I just need to get the parts on order, do a few things with them; then do the priming/riveting thing.   I am going to go pretty light on the primer with this section since it will be painted in a few months anyway.

Tonight I worked on the flap bushings and they turned out OK, but I might have been a bit aggressive with them.   I think I might do them again (i.e. buy new ones) and actually put them together in assembly like you see here THEN drill them into the F-705 side supports.  I think this is the only way you can get them perfectly straight to the flap weldment and hopefully ensure no binding etc..  But for now it looks pretty good, we will just see if I can make it better.

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