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Kupe's Zodiac 650B
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Date:  1-9-2014
Number of Hours:  1.50
Manual Reference:  6-B-4
Brief Description:  Rear Fuselage (Tail Area)

Spent most of the morning squaring up the fuselage in order to drill out the upper tail area. With all three dimensions at play, I found it challenging to get all the right parts stabilized and clamped dow at the same time. Of the 1.5 hours I was in the (freezing cold!) garage today, only about 30 minutes was spent drilling rivet holes! Nonetheless, it's drilled out and in good shape now.

UPDATE: Turns out I had a stray piece of wood (1 x 2) under the fuselage when I "squared up" the horizontal tail (HT) area. After discovering and removing the piece of wood, the HT area was definitely not square. The good news is the parts I incorrectly driled out are relatively cheap and available so their replacements should be arriving in a few days.
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The Johnson Laser Level - a key tool for ensuring a straight and square fuselage.

The Johnson Laser Level - a key tool for ensuring a straight and square fuselage.

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Finally - the fuselage is straight and square!

Finally - the fuselage is straight and square!

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Top rear of the fuselage all drilled out.

Top rear of the fuselage all drilled out.

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