My Wooden Airplane
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10/26/2010 - 10/28/2010

Draw Fuselage Side

As usual, my first step in building a major sub-component is to re-draw the plans at full size. This allows me to get a deeper understanding of how the individual pieces fit together, check for discrepancies, etc. Also, since I have built my wings with a full-size root rib, the fuselage needs to be modified to accomodate it.

I realize that the pencil lines are nearly impossible to see in the pictures,
but I wanted to point out that the fuselage is actually longer than my workbench!
It's a good thing that the plans specify that the nose section be built
separately from the rest of the fuselage, or it simply wouldn't fit!

Total Time: 10.5 hrs.