The start of ribs for the seat and baggage area with much more to come.
Set belt anchors and snap bushing clips
Rafael countersunk for the planets and riveted them in place. The bottom flange also need countersinking for the bottom dimples skin.
Mid spar section after countersinking.
Parts for Section 25 & 26 after priming with AKZO
More parts after priming and hanging out to dry.
Holy cow, there are a lot of parts in the fuselage kit.
More parts, but these have the snap bushing clips riveted on them.
Seat ribs that will get riveted and bolted to the spar carry through bulkhead
Here is the rear spar carry through bulkhead with the seat ribs bolted and riveted in place. The fuselage frames are coming together, soon the floor gets riveted in place. This is pretty good since we just got the fuselage kit 2 weeks ago.
Side view of the seat frames attached to the rear spar carry through.
Cutting the rectangle for the landing gear ing the floorboards
These are the front and midsection skins being mated and prepped for dimpling and priming
We are starting to get the fuselage frame together, note the idler has been riveted to the rear spar bulkhead.
Top view of the midsection assembly
the bottom skin after dimpling per the plans
Riveting the stiffeners to the lower skin
Rafael doing the riveting with our favorite 2" flush mushroom set
Here I am with the bucking bar, in most cases I use a tungsten bucking bar
We mounted the floor assembly vertically to allow easy access for riveting and bucking