Chapter 21 - Strakes & Fuel

Most builders seem to do the canopy (Chapter 18) before doing the strakes. I choose to do the strakes first partly because I hadnt done the controls (Chapter 16) and hadnt got the canopy yet, and partly because I wanted to get some of the finishing done early. This order worked out quite well. The strake construction requires inverting the fuselage a couple of times, and I found this to be fairly easy. This would have been harder to do with the canopy on, and I wouldn't have been able to support the fuselage on the longerons. I don't think that working around the strakes when I do the canopy will be too hard.

Initial Construction

Skins, sealing and fuel system

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