Ken's Sonex 1243

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Re: Ken's Sonex 1243

Postby Sonex1243 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:12 pm

Managed to close the gaps a lot better with some clamping combinations. Flipped the fuselage right side up and finished the upper splice plates. Took a time out and did an aggressive vacuum of the garage and fuselage that I have neglected all winter. Since I have 1/8" clecos left, I reinstalled all the sub floor channels and idler assembly to finish drilling and upsizing.

I will have a fitment problem with the F10-02 cap assembly and F15-12 angle clips, seems I too managed to get the placement of the clips a little high during the side panel build up as the corners are not flush with the bottom skin when placed into position. Quickest fix would be to just replace the angle clips and match drill in from the side panel holes. My collection of boogered parts continues to increase..

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The 02 assembly piloting needs to be finished before upsizing

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Most of the piloting done, a bit more to go and then upsize for deburring
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Re: Ken's Sonex 1243

Postby Bryan Cotton » Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:55 am

Looks good Ken! Love the polish. Saw your reply on my Waiex thread. The golf cart will live again. Needs a piston and cylinder, and I found a new one on eBay.
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Re: Ken's Sonex 1243

Postby Sonex1243 » Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:33 pm

All the upsizing is now complete for the fuselage box assembly and aft lower cabin detail installation plans pages. The countersinking, dimpling and deburring is all that remains. I decided to dismantle a little at a time for deburring and cleaning. First up was the removal of the cabin detail assemblies for deburr etc.

I also feel like I may have another polishing fever, but, it would only be the bottoms at the F3 stage..
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Fuselage in work
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Re: Ken's Sonex 1243

Postby Sonex1243 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:33 pm

Big post with lots of progress. Finished deburring, dimpling, countersinking and cleaning. Flipped back upside down and riveted everything together. Installed and riveted the lower cabin detail assembly I had riveted earlier. Started the seat install.

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I am going to have to do something soon as far as an engine mount. I would really like to get the gear on and off the saw horses!
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Fuselage in work
Engine TBD
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