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Old 11-10-2007, 06:39 PM
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Last weekend my brother stopped by and helped me glass up the fuse sides, you can see pictures and more details at http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/



Yesterday and today I installed the lower triangular stringers. I should have another update in the next day or two.
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:14 AM
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interesting - you glass the sides up flat and then curve them later
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:29 PM
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Yes, as per the Long-EZ plans. The Long doesn't have quite the curve that the Cozy has. The curve is defined by the bulkheads when the fuselage is assembled in the next chapter.
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Its fun to see the similarities and differences between the cozy and the long
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Today or tomorrow I will test fit the bulkheads and sides. I will post some pictures on the blog.

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Today I test fit the bulkheads to the fuse sides. Most everything seems to be fitting as planned.


More photos and a description are at: http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/
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very nice fit and finish, just looks like you used a squish lens to take the pic - all too skinny - guess I'm just too used to looking at a cozy

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Chapter 6 is done! on to Chapter 7.....





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Very nice workmanship - but hey - it looks skinny! guess i been lookin at a cozy too long
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Well, it is skinny. Really it is a small aircraft. I never thought that it would be so small, but as my first instructor told me when I commented on the cockpit size of the 150 on my intro flight... "The thinner it is, the faster it will go."

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guess i been lookin at a cozy too long
i guess i should have written "guess i been lookin at a cozy= 2 long"

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I am about to skin the outside of the fuselage. However it has been suggested that I might install the rudder cable conduit through the side foam. My primary reason for this is to avoid having to drill a hole through the landing gear brackets.

However after discussing this with my brother I am having second thoughts. Mainly what I am about to do is a departure from the plans and it involves a control system, so I am a little shy about it.

Also I saw this clip on youtube, about a third of the way through it shows some nifty rear seat rudder peddles. I do not see how this could be accomplished if I ran the conduit through the side foam.

I bought a long 3/16" bit and drilled from the inside just behind the rear landing gear pad forward as seen here. More photos can be seen at http://flyingbackward.blogspot.com/
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Any thoughts or suggestions????
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your work looks meticulous and you are right - mods can tend to bite you down the road in unseen ways.
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