Riveting the side skins (10-14 to 10-18)

This section includes riveting the side skins and aft-bottom skin to the aft-fuselage assembly

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Aft bottom skin (10-16)

Preparing and fitting the aft-bottom skin

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Side skin prep (10-14)

After priming the first round of parts, I rivet them to bottom skin and begin preparing the side-skins

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Bottom skin prep (10-13 and 10-14)

After priming the first round of bulkheads and battery angles, they’re riveted to the bottom skin with a combination of back-riveting and riveting with a flush-set

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Riveting bulkheads (10-10 to 10-13)

In this entry, I am assembling the first round of parts that I’ve primed up to page 10-13. Looking forward to getting back to some riveting.

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More metal prep (10-11 to 10-12)

The metal prep-work continues on the first half of the aft-fuselage. In this section, I finish the aft-bulkhead battery angles, bellcrank ribs, and F-01407 and F-01408 bulkheads in preparation for priming

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Metal prep (10-02 to 10-10)

And so the aft-fuselage begins

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Final elevator assembly 09-25 and 26: leading edge and counterbalance weights

Rolling the leading edge and preparing the counterweights.

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Elevator assembly 09-23: trailing edge riveting

In this section, I rivet the trailing edges of both elevators and close out the last rib-to-skin rivets.

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