CH 701

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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:32 am

61A Riveting the corner gussets.jpg
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61 Riveting the corner gussets.jpg
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Crawling inside the rear fuselage section to rivet the corner gussets into position. Not the most spacious place to be working in vhpy
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:46 pm

62B Extended baggage compartment completed.jpg
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Completed the extended baggage compartment today, still only at cleco stage, so will dismantle prime and rivet assemble according to when the build instructions indicate riveting can begin on this section.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun Apr 27, 2014 4:16 pm

66 Seat Back.jpg
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65 Rear Wing mount plates.jpg
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64 Upright Doublers.jpg
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63 Baggage compartment floor.jpg
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62B Extended baggage compartment completed.jpg
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Just finished fitting the baggage compartment panels and side skin uprights and up right doublers. Now to strip it all down, deburr, prime and rivet.
Next section to tackle is the front fuselage section and firewall assemblies.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:15 am

66 Seat Back.jpg
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Deburring and priming completed so will start final riveting of the baggage section tonite
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:49 am

Completed re-installing the baggage compartment panels and finally riveted the assemble last nite. So the rear fuselage section is now complete as per the plans build instructions thus far.
Glad this section is done as it had to be assembled on the veranda so with winter coming and cold evenings on the way this was completed just in time. I can now move back into the lounge to build the forward fuselage sections.
I swopped the dinning room for the lounge with my kind wife as I need more working space xxx
Now starting on the forward fuselage section, most parts already pre made only left a few parts to manufacture then the fun begins when I come to join the front and rear sections,but before this happens there is lots to be done,including making up the firewall.
I am using the Rotax rear engine mount bracket. Zenith dont have drawings for the FWF mount to mate onto this rotax engine mount bracket but do have the jig to make up the mounting so this is on order from them along with a variety of other parts.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue May 06, 2014 8:31 am

67A Cabin floor with seat and bootom channels.jpg
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67 Cabin floor with seat and bottom channels.jpg
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Started assembling the cabin floor with the seat channel and bottom channel fitted.
Now to make up the cabin side panels, couple of parts I still need to make before I can assemble side cabin panels,then join up to the cabin floor section.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun May 11, 2014 4:05 pm

68B Both Cabin sides completed.jpg
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68A Left Cabin side.jpg
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68 Right Cabin side.jpg
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Making steady progress on the front fuselage section. Cabin side frames completed,now to fit them in the correct position on the floor skin section.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Fri May 16, 2014 1:09 pm

72 Tunnel fitted.jpg
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71 Flaperon bracket installed.jpg
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70 Front lower longerons and centre stiffner fitted.jpg
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69 Cabin floor stiffners fitted.jpg
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Now its startin gto get interesting, looking more like a plane everyday now. Cant wait to get to join the front and rear sections of the fuselage.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:45 pm

73A Cabin Frame.jpg
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It has been awhile but the build has progressed all be it a bit slow due to pressure of work which then pays the bills so I try give work a bit of time as well :lol:
Here are the photos of the cabin frame which has been the most DIFFICULT part to make so far,but its done now. Now to make up the firewall and attach the components to it.From there we can now join the front and rear fuselage sections.
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Re: CH 701

Postby bobthebuilder » Tue Jul 08, 2014 9:17 pm

Amazing progress mate. Lovely workmanship. Looking great.
I was banned from bringing any aviation part into the house, so you have an amazing wife too.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:17 pm

Next major step completed, both Main Spars assembled and riveted. Next is to convert my huge pile of wing parts into WINGS vhpy vhpy vhpy.
Unfortunatly I cant mate the front and rear fuselage sections until the wings are completed as the distance between the front and rear wing mounting points is required to set the mounting distance on the cabin frame assemble wing pick up points.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:43 pm

75 Left wing nose ribs fitted.jpg
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Tonite got the left spar nose ribs fitted,drilled and cleco in place. now for the rear rib sections.
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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:45 pm

76A Nose-Rear ribs fitted.jpg
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75C Trial fit flaperons.jpg
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75A Trial fit Slats.jpg
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Right wing assembly progress, starting to look like a wing now,long way still to go to complete the wing frame work.Sure the left wing will come together quicker once I know how it all fits together. Still got to make a few very simple jigs to progresss the wing build vhpy
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Re: CH 701

Postby Henni » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:18 am

Hi,

Would you care enough to post a few more pics of those slats from different angles and also it's attachments to the main wing whilst you're at it?

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Re: CH 701

Postby Z-MRP » Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:43 am

Hi Hennie, can do, but I have not got all the brackets fitted for attaching the slats. It was just a dummy check to see if everything lined up as I had a small issue when making the slats,slat attachment brackets ended up 10mm off where they should be. Looking at the dummy assemble its going to be very simple to correct this error so am pressing ahead on the wings now. I was so clever ## ## I duplicated the error on the opposite slat as well (**) .Lucky with a plans build some of the minor errors you can build then out as you go as nothing is predrilled as with a kit assemble.So most times you can move the attachment holes to suit and problem solved.With the slat bracket error 4 flat washers split over 2 brackets corrects the error.

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