Carrying on with building up the left wing skeleton, today I am going to start working on placement of the outboard 3 ribs and their associated nose ribs. Starting with the tip rib, I clamped some scrap strips of aluminum to the tip rib and nose rib to help hold them in place, and to […]
F-404 Bulkhead assembly continues (pt. 2)
As I slowly keep working to get the work on the F-404 bulkhead wrapped up, today I worked on the F-404F lower skin panel. This is another part of the F1 bulkhead that needed to fabricated due to extra width of the modified part. In the picture below, you can see that I used the […]
F-404 Bulkhead…where to start?
I’m excited to get started on the F-404 bulkhead, but where to begin? For me to build the F-404 bulkhead for my F1 project, I’m starting out with the parts from my Van’s RV-4 wing kit. The bulkhead parts are all match-drilled at Van’s and pilot drilled from in their jigs. Basically, the end goal […]
Wing Spar Final Riveting
Today I’m wrapping up the last of the final spar riveting. There are a few spar web spacer blocks at the root end that are double flush riveted and those are the task at hand. In the picture below I’m using electrical tape to hold the rivets in place while I’m riveting to help keep […]