Sam Buchanan's RV6

Building the Fuselage

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The Fuse Kit Arrives! (4/2/98)

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4/12/98; 3.0 hrs; inventoried fuse kit.

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Well, one of these days it will look like an RV6...







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What this photo doesn't show is the incredible quantity of paper stuffed into the shipping crate!






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Eat your hearts out, non- pre-punched kit builders <grin>!

(Notice the free clecoes...)






4/14/98; 2.5 hrs; fabricated firewall angle splices; drilled firewall.


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This is all the fabrication necessary with the prepunched firewall!







4/15/98; 3.0 hrs; prepared F602 parts for assembly; mounted control arm and mounts to bulkhead F604; prepared parts for F605.


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AN426AD4 rivets were installed to secure the mounts to F604. This will hold the mounts in place even when the wing is removed.





4/27/98; 4.5 hrs; assembling F-605 bulkhead.


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Drilling flange and seat belt anchors.









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F-605 taking shape. A pattern is drawn on the bench and the bulkhead is assembled over the pattern.




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Detail of angle attachment.








4/28/98; 2.0 hrs; assembling and riveting F-605 bulkhead.


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Table of Contents

RV6 Home

Who is Sam? 
The Hangar 

Getting Ready to Build 
     Odd 'n Ends 

Building the Tail 
     Horz. Stab Log 
     Vert. Stab Log 
     Rudder Log 
     Elevator Log 

Building the Wings
     Wing Spars
     Wing Assembly
  Fuel Tanks

Building the Fuselage

The Finish Kit


  Flight of  Rediscovery 

  The Beat Goes On 

The RV Journal
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