<April 29, 2009>

Began Fuselage Assembly

Tonight was the first "official" night of fuse assembly with actual rivets being set. It really feels great to be at this point.

First I installed the bolt and spacer between the F-704 halves. Since I had fabricated the spacer so long ago It took me a while to find where I had stored these parts.

I had to use three washers on each to cover up the threads. From what I understand this is normal for the tailwheel models.

Finally, some riveting. I started by riveting the F-704H Side Plates to the skins, but only in the locations pictured.

Looks good from here.