Joining the fuselage

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Gemmell
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Joining the fuselage

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Good morning, i am 12 months in to my build.Tail feathers complete and also wing ribs. Got my engine 0200 conti
Setting up the first side of the fuse.
Q. When i join the two sides together should the ply sheet be attached to the sides ? I am sure the gussets would be in place.
Look forward to some advise.
Thanking you
John
Mercury Bay
New Zealand
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KenBickers
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Re: Joining the fuselage

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John,

I added the ply sheets to the sides of my fuselage frames before joining the two sides together, and later regretted having done so. The ply sheets made it very difficult to access the floor of the fuselage to install the controls and front seat frame. Especially hard to reach was the area where the forward rudder pedals are located. All of that would have been far easier had I waited on the ply sheets.

Cheers, Ken
Gemmell
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Re: Joining the fuselage

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Thank you Ken,
‘I was also concerned about access to mounting the cockpit hardware.
Now fabricating the 2nd side .
Thank you again
John.
PoconoJohn
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Re: Joining the fuselage

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This page has links to builder photos. That might help you.

http://www.westcoastpiet.com/pictures.htm

John C
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