RE: MERRY CHRISTMAS
As you can see the covering is removed from the top of the fuse. The guy I got it from (a guy in my club, but he is not the builder, or has never flown) it covered it with some funky colors, and I stripped that off to put it back to the original gray.
I looked at adding some 1/64 ply to the fuse sides, but I don't want to add unnessary weight either.
I will need to add some wood to support the drop boxes.
I'll look at it some more, and I want to talk to the guy that built it to see if he would have any suggestions, he only lives about 30 miles from me.
And yes, I will use all steel bolts.