Riveted brake pedals

Riveted the brake pedals together. Decided to machine countersink the front of the pedals and use flush rivets. I plan to put grip tape over the front of the pedals. So the universal rivets wouldn’t have worked for me.

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I’ll hit the pedals with a final coat of paint to cover up the rivets tomorrow morning. Once that dries, I’ll apply the grip tape and cut out the lightening holes.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 1.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 161.0
Total Time (hours): 615.5

Began work on rudder and brake systems (Section 33)

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My sister and brother-in-law were in town for some turkey. So I enlisted John to help with prepping and painting all the rudder pedal parts. I decided to flat black everything. I’m going to go with some grip tape on the face of the brake pedals. We got all the parts cut, deburred and scuffed. Then painted with Rustoleum Painter’s Touch rattle-can.

 

We’ll let the paint cure tonight. Then we can assemble tomorrow and shoot another coat to cover the rivets.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 160.0
Total Time (hours): 614.5

Completed baggage area (Section 32)

Machine countersunk the baggage floor splice plate and riveted in place.

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dimpled the flap motor channel and installed the nut plates. Then riveted it in place. Riveted the flap motor brackets to it.

 

Riveted the baggage side walls in place.

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Bam! Baggage area. Done.

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Today’s Time (hours): 3.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 155.0
Total Time (hours): 609.5

Work continues on baggage area

Fabricated the seat back hinges and match drilled to the floor skins.

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Deburred, Scuffed, and primed all of the parts.

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Dimpled the floor skins and riveted the nut plates in place.

 

Installed snap bushing and routed the rudder cables, static line, and ELT wire.

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Today’s Time (hours): 5.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 149.0
Total Time (hours): 603.5