Brad's been getting more done on the forward fuselage internals.
The instrument pod plug on the half-shell, with one mold finished and all ready to make the opposite mold.
The plug for the lower support of the forward roll bellcrank. The upper end is supported by the knee deck.
The plug for bulkhead 3, which Brad is re-tooling for resin infusion molding.
The instrument pod plug slathered with BJB 1611 tooling coat.
The bellcrank lower support positioned in the fuselage. Brad is molding it in the fuselage in order to capture the surrounding contours for the bonding flanges.
The resin-infusion-ready bulkhead 3 mold.
The completed instrument pod mold.
These Garolite disks, with NAS680-style anchor nuts, are the lap belt anchors. They get bonded solidly into the cockpit side rails, and the side rails get bonded solidly into the fuselage. Eventually we'll use a UIAA 105 type dummy to pull-test the safety harness system to 12g or so.
Bellcrank platform with tooling coat.
And laminated to make the mold.
Homebuilt aviation is not for folks who don't try things at home.
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