Fuselage - Bulkheads
Finally got to start working on the fuselage. I skipped the fluting and priming, and went straight to the building part. I learned with the wing that fluted and straightened parts tend to warp after sitting around the shop for several months, so I will flute and prime them when I need them. I always eat my vegetables with my meat.
One thing that I would suggest is to deburr the stainless steel firewall before you do too much work on it (I didn't). This thing is really sharp, and could easily slice a chunk out of your fingers and hands (I didn't, but I could have).
|First step is to fabricate the F-601J angles from AA6-187x2x2 1/2 angle stock. This is the 12" piece of angle. I know a lot of guys like to use their band saws to cut this stuff, but I am not so sure about cutting this thick piece of aluminum with my bandsaw, so it's time for the ole hacksaw.|
|The first piece has been cut off, and I am cutting one of the corners. Two corners need to be cut. The cuts are not the same, so pay attention.|
|Here is the right side part all cut and filed, needs deburring.|
|Cut the second part, then place it back-to-back to the first part, and mark it. This way each part will be a mirror of the other--you can't go wrong.|
|Both parts cut, deburred, and polished.|