||Pulling in and
snaping at fore and aft
|Today we faired
in the stringers fore and aft. Origionally I wanted to
continue the curves inward as it would have looked nicer,
particularily at the bow. But it turned out to be
impractical as they would have fell short near the bow,
and curved in too much near aft. So we continued to
divide them evenly, cutting them off near the bow when
they came too close together. I still would have liked to
continue those curves though. I love flowing curves! Oh
well. Below is a panned view showing how we
stringers aft. The last frame (10) will have to be pinned
down with sandbags because after pulling down the last 2
stringers, believe it or not, it lifted right off the
strongback! We had previously made a scale model of the
frame and it did the same thing. I figured the sheer size
and weight of the steel would hold it down....guess not!
||We finally filed the slot
templates out to the exact perfect size for " no
grinding needed " fit of stringers. And no
distortion occured today, still a good idea to check. To
the eye, all the stringers look as though the plate will
lay smoothly over it, the straightbar lines up with all
the stringers on the straight sections.
weekend will probably be our last this year. Hope to get
on the center radius stringer and possibly the aft
stem-bar. That is if it doesn't S... !
6 hours: Pulled in fore and aft stringers and cut slots evenly in
9 & 10. Snaped extra at stem.