Fastback 17


Not a lot of photos or information to report for this session. John Raffensparger, our local EAA tech counselor, came by to help me begin the process of riveting the front skin to the fuselage. It was slower going than one might expect as we had several that we had to drill out, and a few places that gave us much more difficulty than should be expected. Regardless we got the top line and a good portion of the sides done.

The rivets behind the gear towers are going to be very difficult to complete with hard rivets. Many folks online use Cherry Max structural pop rivets here. I’m probably going to do that, but we’ll see.

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