Day 13 - March 18, 2017

This week at the TeenFlight 5 hangar, progress was made on predominately the same areas as last week including the fuselage, roll bar, rudder pedals, and side skins.  As for the fuselage, the forward bulkhead was worked on in order to ensure the proper fit of the floor ribs under the passengers' feet.  The bottom skin and the side skins were also dimpled and prepared for attachment.  Furthermore, the roll bar has been match drilled and is close to the point of riveting.  The rudder pedals have also been drilled and are almost fully assembled.  

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Day 12 - March 11, 2017

Over the last few weeks, progress has been very noticeable on various areas of the plane including the forward lower fuselage, the middle fuselage, and the baggage area.  As for the forward lower fuselage, the lower half of the firewall has been installed and sealed for perfect fit.  The main tunnel ribs, skins, and rudder pedals have also been assembled and are all coming along well.

The work in the middle fuselage has consisted of working on the seat floor assemblies which support the occupants in the aircraft.  The seat belt attach lugs have been completed, and the assemblies are ready to be attached to the center section bulkhead.  Furthermore, the side and bottom skins have been deburred and are almost ready for riveting.

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