Fuselage - Bulkheads

2005-05-18 - Assembling the F-705 bulkhead. (2.0 Hrs).

I haven't had much time to work on the airplane this month. My wife teaches, and she has to get out of her room at the end of May, so I have been building a metal shed in the backyard to store all of her teaching stuff. What a pain. You end up with your hands all cut-up, your back aches, and in Texas, you come close to having a heat stroke if you do this anytime after March. Building an airplane is child's play compared to one of these things.

The longeron yoke for my Tatco squeezer came in from Brown Tool today. I have been looking for one of these for a long time. I should have bought it last year when I first found it, but I didn't want to spend the money at the time. I really could have used it on the rear spar when building the wings. It's a little different from the other longeron yokes that I have seen. The yoke itself is simply wider, and you use extra long rivet sets. Seems to work, ok.

Ready to rivet the seat adjustment parts to F-705F.
New yoke ready to go. You have to drive out the keys to change the yoke.
Fits over the edge of the flange.
Side view.
Seat adjustment parts all riveted. You end up with two slots that the seat back can slip into to adjust the angle of the seat. Each seat is independent.