Fuselage Photos (Pg13)

 

 

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Fuselage:   pg 1  |  pg 2  |  pg 3  |  pg 4  |  pg 5  |  pg 6  |  pg 7  |  pg 8  |  pg 9  |  pg 10

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               pg 31 | pg 32 | pg 33 | pg 34 | pg 35 | pg 36 | pg 37 | pg 38 

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With the fuselage side and bottom skins riveted in place, the RV-6A fuselage is removed from the jig and flipped over in what's commonly referred to as the "canoe" stage:

 

Another view of the fuselage just removed from the jig and rolled upside right:

 

Fuselage ready for aft deck fitting and top skin fitting:

 

Aft, pilot side view:

 

Inside of RV-6A fuselage at "canoe" stage (see page 36 for story behind the artwork in the aft fuselage area):

 

Photo below shows the aft deck drilled in place.  The aft deck provides the structure that the horizontal and vertical stabilizers bolt to.  Riveting the aft deck in place stiffens the fuselage up and prevents any twisting of the fuselage at this point:

 

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Fuselage:   pg 1  |  pg 2  |  pg 3  |  pg 4  |  pg 5  |  pg 6  |  pg 7  |  pg 8  |  pg 9  |  pg 10

               pg 11 | pg 12pg 13 | pg 14 | pg 15 | pg 16 | pg 17 | pg 18 | pg 19 | pg 20

               pg 21 | pg 22 | pg 23 | pg 24 | pg 25 | pg 26 | pg 27 | pg 28 | pg 29 | pg 30

               pg 31 | pg 32 | pg 33 | pg 34 | pg 35 | pg 36 | pg 37 | pg 38 

 
 

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