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I leave the wiring for today's session as Guillaume almost volunteered to help rivetting. After one hour and a half we had rivetted all the rivets I could not buck solo on the upper skin.
I then finished the reamining rivets alone.

The clips for the static line must no be forgotten.
A few rivets at the front near the canopy brace proved impossible to buck. I did as many others and used pop rivets.

Working time on this subpart
Today :  4h (Total : 36h)

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Catégorie: Fuselage : Upper fuselage

Sabine helped me rivet the upper aft skin of the fuselage. With long arms and a chair, it was possible to rivet everything without climbing in the fuselage. We bucked almost two hundred rivets and only one had to be drilled out.

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Today :  3h (Total : 32h)

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Catégorie: Fuselage : Upper fuselage

Today I finished riveting the canopy decks and the parts intersecting with the seats bulkhead. Some rivets proved to be very difficult to set.

At the end, I riveted the small rear additional bulhead and reinstalled the upper skins.

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Today :  3h (Total : 29h)

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Catégorie: Fuselage : Upper fuselage

Today was riveting day. First I riveted the aft deck,

then the gusset between the longeron and the firewall.

Then I wanted to rivet the parts between the main bulkhead and the seats bulkhead, but I noticed that there would be some interference if I finished the seats bulkhead. As the picture shows, the cleco is not fully set in the hole, and this rivets are to be set after the canopy is finished.

Here a view from inside, the problem holes are barely visible behind the aluminium angle that has to be rivetd now. My solution was to file down the offending part just enough to allow for pop rivets to be set further down the building. It would be impossible to buck or squeeze rivets here.

After having riveted the seats bulkhead, I only have the parts clecoed to the upper longeron left to rivet.

Working time on this subpart
Today :  4h (Total : 26h)

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Catégorie: Fuselage : Upper fuselage

Re-installed all the gussets and parts on the upper fusleage.

Working time on this subpart
Today :  2h (Total : 22h)

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