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Zenith 750 Cruzer The inside of the fuse is 100% done and ready for primer and paint. There was a hole (red arrow) that has nothing attached to it and I can't find any reason for this hole in the plans.

The two other holes (green arrows) I drilled for a plate I made to stiffen this area up, and fill that hole.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Here is the little plate I made.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Installed. This closes up the open hole and makes this area a lot stiffer.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer I made two other parts also-they are for the fuel attach points on the upper fuse.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Here the are installed. This area is rather flimsy and I wanted it a little stiffer where the two fuel elbows exit the fuse.

The stiffener solves two issues. The first is that the skin is too thin for the elbows which means I have to use two large washers on the outside. So I needed this area thicker anyway. The second issue it solves is stiffening up the area.

   
Zenith 750 Cruzer Three rivets on the outside are used to mount the plate.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer It will take a day of masking off the areas I don't want primer and paint, but the inside is now ready for painting.
   
Zenith 750 Cruzer It's going to be really nice to have the inside 100% done. After the inside is painted I could probably install the windows, but I'll wait until after the wings are mounted as I think I may need to reach through the windows.

I'll be able to start thinking about seats too since they could be installed. The UL Power 350iS engine should be here in the next couple of weeks and the plane is ready to accept the engine. Then on to the panel!

Should be flying by Saturday....

   

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