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David Kopanski
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I am trying to learn as much as I can about homebuilt aircraft in order to comfortably work on my Spezio TuHoler project. While reading Tony Bingelis's book "Aircraft Construction Methods" I learned how critical it is for the fuselage to be in proper alignment. Just after I purchased the project in Feb I noticed that the previous builder had made the wings a little longer and wider than shown in the plans. From this I started taking measurements of all of the fuselage members and noticed that there was some variation in the dimensions between the welded tubes. I have a couple of questions for the experienced chapter members: does anyone know of an instrument to accrately measure the I.D. between these fuselage members? and: does anyone know how to "rework" an out-of-alignment fuselage before covering? Thanks.

David Kopanski


David Kopanski

October 5, 2017 at 10:56 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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