A solid week of airplane building…missing Oshkosh, but getting a lot of work done.
I’ll be adding text here when I get the chance. Right now it’s a holding place for pictures so I can document what I got done…more to follow.
Matco PVPV-D parking brake and doubler –
Doubler plate taped to firewall
Testing out my plumbing idea.
Parking brake taped into place to check lines
Parking brake valve crossover lines installed.
Canopy latch parts painted
Massaged the canopy frame, then reinstalled skin. Flush dies in the pneumatic rivet squeezer helped work out inadvertent creases in the skin, and a flush set in the rivet gun helped with the frame.
Riveting the canopy frame. It’s about time I put that 12″ double-offset back rivet set to good use. It sucks up a lot of kinetic energy, though…90 PSI on the compressor just to get the rivets to set.
Another picture of riveting the canopy frame
Here’s the canopy frame riveted, with the skin reinstalled, and fitted back into place on the fuselage.
Final fit before drilling the hinge brackets
Fit is pretty good on the right side.