Once the control assembly was installed we permanently installed the keel with structural adhesive and rivets. The manual recommends also installing the speed brake mounting channel to the keel prior to permanently affixing it, and I would recommend this in hindsight, but this is the way Frank recommended it during Head Start. Also installed in the keel is 26″ of biaxial tape.

Then the forward side of the canard bulkhead gets bid tape.

Keel Interior Reinforcement

Keel Forward Access

Reinforcing the Fore Side of the Canard Bulkhead



Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Monday June 10th, 2002 at 2:56 PM

Categories: Bulkheads Canard Keel
Tags: Building Bulkheads Canard Fuselage Keel

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