Fuselage Tail

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The tail section of the fuselage is taking shape. I have cut, but not glued, all the horizontal members that join the two sides. These are made from RS-6. Here is a view from station four looking towards the tail.

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From station five back the sides should be straight with the bend only happening between stations four and five. I used some metal straight edges, the kind you can get at the hardware store to use as a cutting guide for your circular saw. I slowly clamped the straight edges together and when everything looked right I used some small scraps and staples to hold them in place.

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As I cut each horizontal member I made the top and bottom the same length and marked the centers before putting them in place. Seeing the centers line up with my chalk line each time was encouraging.

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With the laser I can see that the top and bottom line up perfectly.

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After a few more checks I will start gluing these in place.

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