Tuesday September 27th, 2005|
Finished Seat Backs; Started Seat Back Braces
Today I managed to finish riveting the two seat backs. I had to rivet the seat back braces with the c-frame tool. I believe that the c-frame is THE way to rivet if you can do it. The shop heads are absolutely perfect. I think it's even better than squeezing.
Here are the seat back braces. You get this thing and have to cut the lightening holes, trim the ends, drill the hinge, yada yada yada.
Here are the 'disks' left over from cutting the lightening holes. These things are rather weighty....
Here's the general idea of how the seat back braces work. The hinge attaches the brace to the seat back and the brace slides into the slots on the seat back bulkhead. The angle making up the aft slot on the pilot's side is actually too tight so I'm probably going to drill it around and remake it to provide the proper clearance. Do yourself a favor and when you're drilling these things, insert a spacer in there to make sure that you leave the proper gap.