The biggest part of the build up to now is completed! The final rivets were bucked into place with the help of my father-in-law. He climbed into the tailcone to hold the bucking bar. I guess that makes him the first “unofficial” passanger! Everything turned out great. Over the entire riveting of the tailcone I had to drill out 10-15 rivets that I was not happy with.
The aft deck was riveted, drilled and secured with nuts and bolts. It was fun to use a different fastener. The horizontal supports were drilled with the right angle drill to ensure straight holes. Each nut was torqued to the appropriate lb’s and marked with a sealer.
The top and final skin went in place easily.
I am receiving the fuselage 1 week from today and the QB wings in about 3-4 months. I am so excited to move to the next kit
After completing the tailcone and being space limited at this time I had to find a place to store it until I was ready for it. In my bigger garage, I built a shelf that holds it in safe out of the way.