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Builder:
  Con Kelley
Location:
  Fleming Island, FL - USA
Aircraft:
  RV-7
Total Build Hours:
  1395
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/cakelley/

Date:  04-25-2017
Number of Hours:  11.00
Short Description:  Canopy Frame, Skin, Strut Attachment

I want to rivet the canopy skin to the frame before I continue with cutting the canopy. I began constructing the front and rear blocks for attaching the canopy struts. I also made a modification which should brace the canopy frame and keep the struts from pushing it forward and out of position. I cut two pieces of angle the width of the longeron and curved the forward leg to match the curve of the panel. I drilled a 1/4" hole through the leg and subpanel and inserted a bolt with a large, flat head. This sits against the canopy frame and prevents it from moving forward and out of position. When I measured the 3/8" from the forward edge of the splice plate to the C-725 block, I found that position would interfere with a rivet. I discussed the situation with Joe Tierney and decided to move the block forward a smidge. Crisis averted. I dimpled the canopy skin and countersunk the canopy frame. I riveted the small tabs to the canopy braces and called it a day. Hopefully, I can get it riveted together on Friday and get back to cutting the canopy. I also hope to move the wings to the hangar this weekend to free up some space in the garage.




Constructing Strut Blocks





Rear Strut Block Construction





Mod to Brace Canopy Frame

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