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Old 11-09-2019, 04:20 AM
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Before the plywood side doublers were installed, I took the time to sand both sides as well as true up all of the edges.

Two 1/8" plywood fuse side doublers get glued to the right and left sides of the fuselage next. I decided to glue the left side on first (remember the fuse is upside down) using my blocks and clamps. Note, in all the photos the plywood is not glued to the firewall former yet.

The blocks help spread the clamping load evenly.

Once the left side dried, I glued on the right side. Here I'm using my clamps across the fuselage. All you need is a small amount of clamping pressure as too much will bow the formers.

Note that the centerline of each former is directly over the plan.

Last edited by VincentJ; 11-09-2019 at 04:23 AM.