I bolted the forward bulkhead into place and then riveted it to the forward ribs. I then aligned the mid fuselage with the forward fuselage for the first time (I didn’t do this previously as all of the common holes… Read More »Forward Fuselage Section Almost Complete!
The next step in the plans was to attach the firewall assembly to the forward bottom skin assembly. I sealed the firewall bottom flange to the bottom skin with 3M Fire Barrier 2000+ sealant. Next, the forward ribs were riveted… Read More »Firewall Riveted to Forward Assembly
I got started on riveting the forward ribs to the forward bottom skin this evening. I back-riveted most of these. The forward bulkheads were then riveted to the skin and to the aft rib tabs.
I completed one last step for the day and got the bottom skin ready for dimpling. I removed the vinyl along the rivet lines and deburred the edges with a vixen file. I then deburred the holes on both sides.
I finished up deburring the remaining parts and then washed, etched, rinsed, dried, and loaded them up into the paint booth. I then applied primer. Another batch of parts ready for riveting.