I got started on my fuselage last night by re-leveling my tables and sorting out the materials necessary to construct this assembly. This morning I was ready to go… it was just a mater of establishing reference points and taking measurements from the plans.
I used a tight string to determine my top edge, which is a perfectly straight 1” x 1” longeron that is 172 3/8” long. See the stack of goodies on the right? That is all there is to the major fuselage construction. Doesn’t seem like much, but it should frame up nicely.
Got the longerons jigged up, now I just need to cut the diagonals and uprights. This is real similar to building a wing rib… just much bigger.
More to come…
-- Mark - Working on a 1930s wood and fabric airplane.