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1) To begin fuselage construction use fuselage sides 6, doublers 7, 2 30mm triangle pieces, triangle stock 7B, formers 8, 9 & 10, and fin post 11.

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3) When joining fuselage sides using formers 9 & 10, only epoxy HALF WAY DOWN the formers!

 

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5) The "flat" edged triangle stock is then glued on the fuselage sides...
 
 

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7) Drawing round part 24 acts as a shaping guide for the rear fuselage decking...
 

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9) After nose former 8 has been epoxied into place, parts 12 & 14 can be added.
 
 

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11) Drawing round part 22 acts as a shape guide for the rear of part 14...
 
 

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13) After checking squareness and alignment (adjusting one wing seat if necessary) the wing can now be epoxied to the fuselage.
 

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2) The doublers 7 and triangle stock 7b denotes the position of former 9.
 

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4) A small 3/16" square peg will help hold the fuselage rear deck in line, saving frantic finger-work!
 

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6) ...after which parts 15a & 15b are glued in place and trimmed.
 
 

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8) ...which can then be shaped accordingly, making sure to maintain the two-stage decking taper!

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10) These pieces can now be carved and sanded to shape, including the characteristic "groove" which is achieved using abrasive paper wrapped round a small empty aerosol can or a similar cylindrical object.

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12) ...which can now be carved and sanded to shape.
 
 

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Now move onto the tail surfaces