|So here we are with a
pair of wings, the tailfeathers and a big plywood box full of sheet
metal and stringers, nuts, bolts and pieces.
Navigate through the several steps of building the fuselage. After all, I can say that there are two major difficulties: Keeping everything straight and level and fitting the canopy, but building the fuselage had been a lot of fun.
Mayor drawbacks: The engine mount was welded together out of shape (one of those donuts taking the shockmounts was 20 deg out of direction). When I dicovered that, the parts had left the factory 15 years ago.....and guess what? Van gave me a 50% rebate for a new engine mount and landing gear! It's an unbelieveable factory, I've never been in business with someone like that. This is a part of the company's secret. Great product and even better support.
Thanks a lot!!!
Here you see the main longerons and the firewall jigged in place. A long way to go......
See you, Dirk