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Wing attachment ribs

Wings and fuselage will be glued together during final assembly and cannot be disassembled therafter. The connecting surfaces must be absolutely precise and therefore the

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Stringers

The curved belly shape of the fuselage indicates the projected weapons bay. This leads to some exciting stringer shapes.  Again: draw the curve on the

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Main bulkheads

The center fuselage section carries two seriously dimensioned bulkheads. They will be attached to the main wing  spars and transfer the wing forces to the

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Main longeron

The main longerons are each built from three sections. The rear sections again are split into an upper and a lower beam. Every section must

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more bulkheads

The shape of a fuselage comes into view.The #5 bulkhead will be carrying the nose landing gear loads and is therefore built considerably stronger than

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First bulkheads on jig

Production is running in high gear. Three bulkheads plus two stringers are finished. All nicely arranged (upside down) in a jig in which the complete

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First bulkhead completed

The front bulkhead and the two longeron front sections fit perfectly. The bulkhead was cut out on the ingenious table mill of a friend. Filing

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