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Building the Fuselage (Pictures)

 
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planecrazzzy



Joined: 26 Jun 2013
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Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:56 pm    Post subject: Building the Fuselage (Pictures) Reply with quote

The Fuselage on Steve Wittman's planes is pretty simple to build...

Here are some pictures of my Buttercup

I used two pieces of 1/4" plywood


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After laying out the lines... I glued/screwed blocks in place
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Each piece I made/cut , I cut the one for the other side too


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The second side goes pretty fast
Both sides are Tack Welded at the Tail
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Here , it's stood up and spread in front

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Tubes in the Cabin area are added first
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Then at the front
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Notice it's built on two horses.
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Before Welding... Spreaders are put in place to keep the
tubes at the clusters from sucking "in"
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Done...well , for now. A lot more welding controls and other tabs
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Blasted and painted
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Two Part Epoxy Paint

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Gotta Fly...
Mike & "Jaz" the Flying Dogz
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planecrazzzy



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Location: Minnesota

PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:32 pm    Post subject: paint Reply with quote

I might add...

I sprayed two part Epoxy primer before the two part Color coat...
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Some say this is too much...

But figure the second pass with color a "Cross Coat"
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Gotta Fly...
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