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19 Aug 2019 17:15 #2185 by Ronald Paxton
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four hours of bucking rivets is all i can handle for one day.
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12 Aug 2019 17:02 #2179 by Ronald Paxton
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thank you for the encouragement.
this picture is just a test fit before i start rivetting. but it feels good to see parts come off the shelf.
and i ordered another left side panel today.
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11 Aug 2019 14:26 #2178 by Matt Gunsch
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Looking good, keep at it, some people are naturals at sheet metal, I am not one of them...

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30+ years GA and Warbird Maint

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11 Aug 2019 14:15 #2177 by Ronald Paxton
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i renewed my membership a couple of weeks ago and realized i've been working on this for well over a year and have not been winning. the left side panel ended up with a wrinkle at the upper rear corner. i tried shimming and considered some other ideas. finally i decided the only thing worse than ruining a 500 dollar piece of metal is not admitting it.
so i moved on to the right side. i put a lot more effort into making the panel lay against the frame before drilling any holes and figured out where i went wrong on the left.
the new panel is formed to have a compound curve. the curve in the panel is constant but the shape of the airframe is not. frame "b" curve straightens out toward the bottom. there is no way to avoid having a wrinkle in the panel. so i've forced the wrinkle to the lower rear part of the panel. i hope the wing root fillet can absorb the wrinkle.
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22 Dec 2018 16:03 #1758 by Ronald Paxton
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the new frame b is clecoed in place.
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13 Dec 2018 15:14 #1747 by Ronald Paxton
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thank you. i ordered some more clecos.
i got the frame b out and it was cracked at the top corner where it was hard to see.
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