Last night when I got home from work I
primed the L angles and started riveting
them to the top skin. I finished that today.
I didn't rivet this one diagonal angle and
antenna stiffener plate until the top skin
is on the fuse. I think it might be easier
to slide the baggage back between the
stiffener and top. But...this is where the
Behind the antenna is the beacon. The lense
is clear, but the LED beacon is red.
Next I needed to make some way to hold the
elevator trim wire in the fuselage. So, it
was off to the scrap bin again for some
aluminum. I very carefully chose the correct
thickness by holding it up and saying, "yep
that looks about right..."
Then I cut the
piece in half.
I am going to rivet the little tabs to the
inside of the vertical L angles on the side
of the fuse. I bent my tabs with the same
radius as the L angles. This was very
scientific how I did this. See next step...
I got a piece of scrap wood and a piece of
sandpaper and sanded a curve on the wood
until it 'looked' right. This took about 4
Then I clamped it in a vise and
bent it over.
Repeated the above steps two more times
until I had three tabs. Now I just need to
get three grommets and enlarge the little
Here they are ready to install.
The elevator trim wire goes through a
grommet in each bulkhead.
You can see the wire on the bottom right
corner going through the tabs. The string is
simulating the rudder cables. I needed the
string to see if the wire was in the way of
the rudder cable.
Here's the string going out the rudder cable
hole, and the wire going up into the