Before I get carried away with sanding the bottom blocks, this is what I understand from the plans and from several images in this thread. These images include:
- Side view in Post 108 by Duane
- Post 117 by Bill
- Last image (2 fuselages) in post 120
It seems that the bottom blocks are inserted so they are flush with the bottom curve of the firewall and the two formers. (See my images.)
However, as is seen in the last image I took, if the front bottom block is positioned as described, the entire bottom curve of the fuse, from the first former to the firewall, is going to be removed, as shown by the red box.
Is this correct? I want to make sure because I can't imagine Duane and Jeff getting this wrong when cutting the fuse sides.
The only way I can think of to retain the curve is to glue on some balsa to the bottom front block. But no-one has mentioned having to do this, so I'm stumped.
Any advice will be much appreciated.
aka Confused in Colorado