Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Gym Ripper Fuselage Part 3

This is the left cabane assembly. Stevens Aero really did some nice work laser cutting the plywood parts. Instead of just gluing the uprights to the crosspiece, I found some hardwood dowel material and working it down to about 1/16" diameter by chucking it in my Dremel and using a nail file for my sanding tool. I used the laser cut holes to glue in the dowels for a really strong mechanical joint. (Thanks to all the building mentors over the years who gave me an infinitely valuable "tool kit" of techniques to store in my iBrain.)
That wraps it up for today. This was a fun building day.

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