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Gallery #4 “Airframe Assembly”

Fitting bushes for main undercarriage leg support bracket.
Fitting bushes for main undercarriage leg support bracket.
Drilling through frame #4 for main undercarriage leg support bracket. Right angle drill attachment used.
Drilling through frame #4 for main undercarriage leg support bracket. Right angle drill attachment used.
Locating main wing strut root fittings prior to drilling off frame #5. (Wings are fitted at wing root fittings at the top of frames #5 and #6).
Locating main wing strut root fittings prior to drilling off frame #5. (Wings are fitted at wing root fittings at the top of frames #5 and #6).
Overall view of wings fitted at wing spar root with main wing struts in position. Dihedral checked under each wing tip with main strut root fittings dry clamped.
Overall view of wings fitted at wing spar root with main wing struts in position. Dihedral checked under each wing tip with main strut root fittings dry clamped.
Overall view of wings fitted at wing spar root with main wing struts in position. Dihedral checked under each wing tip with main strut root fittings dry clamped. Wing tips propped.
Overall view of wings fitted at wing spar root with main wing struts in position. Dihedral checked under each wing tip with main strut root fittings dry clamped. Wing tips propped.
Drilling frame #5 for main wing strut root fittings.
Drilling frame #5 for main wing strut root fittings.
Locating and drilling off fittings for rear wing strut root attachment fittings. Hand drill used where access is restricted and care always taken to drill square to the frame face.
Locating and drilling off fittings for rear wing strut root attachment fittings. Hand drill used where access is restricted and care always taken to drill square to the frame face.
Fitting aileron control system behind cockpit. (Design was later changed for better control feel).
Fitting aileron control system behind cockpit. (Design was later changed for better control feel).
Overhead view of assembled airframe.
Overhead view of assembled airframe.
3/4 view of assembled aircaft minus engine.
3/4 view of assembled aircaft minus engine.
Wing jury struts.
Wing jury struts.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing rear view of engine.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing rear view of engine.
Maya ultralight assembled with bare fuselage. Ready for covering.
Maya ultralight assembled with bare fuselage. Ready for covering.
Maya ultralight assembled with unsealed Stits Polyfiber covering on tail.
Maya ultralight assembled with unsealed Stits Polyfiber covering on tail.
Maya ultralight assembled with unsealed Stits Polyfiber covering on tail.
Maya ultralight assembled with unsealed Stits Polyfiber covering on tail.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing cockpit area.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing cockpit area.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing front on view with designer seated.
Maya ultralight aircraft assembled showing front on view with designer seated.
Underside of Maya cockpit area with uncovered fuselage. Shows main undercarriage, main strut root fittings, seat with seat belt lap attachments, elevator cables and aileron push/pull rod.
Underside of Maya cockpit area with uncovered fuselage. Shows main undercarriage, main strut root fittings, seat with seat belt lap attachments, elevator cables and aileron push/pull rod.
Rear view of Maya cockpit area of uncovered fitted fuselage. Shows engine pan with fuel pump, fuel tank and exhaust, aileron push/pull rod (vertical).
Rear view of Maya cockpit area of uncovered fitted fuselage. Shows engine pan with fuel pump, fuel tank and exhaust, aileron push/pull rod (vertical).
Internal wing bracing cables with nylon anti-chafe button.
Internal wing bracing cables with nylon anti-chafe button.
Looking inside covered fuselage behind cockpit. Shows throttle and mixture cables (black), starter power cable and kill switch cables, elevator trim torque tube (bottom, running horizontal).
Looking inside covered fuselage behind cockpit. Shows throttle and mixture cables (black), starter power cable and kill switch cables, elevator trim torque tube (bottom, running horizontal).
Looking inside covered fuselage below harness shoulder attachment.
Looking inside covered fuselage below harness shoulder attachment.
Looking inside covered fuselage behind cockpit. Shows throttle and mixture cables far left (black), starter power cable and kill switch cables, elevator trim torque tube (running horizontal).
Looking inside covered fuselage behind cockpit. Shows throttle and mixture cables far left (black), starter power cable and kill switch cables, elevator trim torque tube (running horizontal).

 


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