Fuselage Photos (Pg21)

 

 

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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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With the big cut complete and the cut edges of the back window sanded smooth, it was time to tackle the delicate task of drilling the window to the fuselage.  I used plexiglass drill bits from Avery's and heated my garage up as much as I could with portable heaters.  In some areas on the tip up canopy part, I used dull #40 bits followed by a uni-bit to open holes to what I needed.  I got both jobs done without the fateful loud cracking noise happening to me, so pretty happy with how it turned out.  After flying a couple years without paint or sealant I found the back window leaked pretty bad when flying in rain, but the paint shop I used sealed it up nicely at that time, making it both leak free and pretty all at the same time:

 

Window final drilled and almost ready for final aft top skin installation and window final installation:

 

Another view of same:

 

Window and aft top skin installation complete (note this was taken a while after the above pictures, so panel fabrication much farther along than the poster board mockup in the photos above):

 

Window installation complete, shown from other side:

 

Ready to drill and final install the tip up canopy:

 

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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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