Continuing on with the Super Decathlon build…the main structure of the fuselage is completed. Click the link to the left under current projects to view additional pictures.
Cutting matched pairs of former cross pieces ahead of time will save time later and ensure a square fuselage.
Squaring things up with the former cross pieces in place.
The design does not require the diagonal bracing but I add some as a personal preference, These will ensure that the fuse maintains its shape until formers and sheeting are added later. Some of the bracing is temporary and will be removed after sheeting.
Front end pulled together and held in place by the interlocking firewall. The landing gear mounting plate is also epoxied in place at this time,