My Zenith CH-650 B log book reference

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While castling our assembled parts we asked folks from the Wrap Solutions to demonstrate the possibility of using vinyl wrap option

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It looks very nice and fancy

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Really strong

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There are a few interesting ideas we came up with while working on the project. Of cause - several versions of hand made rotisseries - like that one (lack of space made us think out of the box)

WingsAssembled05.jpg

The riveting became more fun very accurate and supported by the air

WingsAssembled04.jpg

Same for the Bottom-Up fuselage work

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That picture would be better reference on what the real "bottom up" means.

BottomUpFairingInstallation.jpg

And a bit of accuracy for that landing gear installation

LandingGearAttached.jpg

More work to come and we all definitely working hard for that project. Much different from our normal operation

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Have some plated parts to share

PlatedFrame01.jpg

We have decided to use the Vikings' alternative for our front wheel amortization

PlatedFrame02.jpg

And it should be assembled very soon

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And here is how the new workshop is temporary organized

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It might be a bit messy but still very convenient

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And working now on the gears set - the collection is not smooth eventually

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I'd like to share my progress with the step fairing installation One of those thing that you would be happy to reach from below

FairRing00.jpg

The idea to make it as one piece - but probably that takes a long time - would be doing when have no much else

FairRing01.jpg

As of now - just a preparation - quick and dirty

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The latest would be about gears assembling and bottom fairings set up. Sort of an interesting challenge

FairingPurification00.jpg

The tricycle is assembled and prepared for a ride (not quite yet but anyway)

TricycleBottomUp.jpg

Kind of an interesting look from that point - may not be seen any time after the registration (We hope that is happening sooner or later ;)

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Finishing my bottom up set of tasks and riveted the fairings as well as the landing gears installation

FairingPurification03.jpg

Landing Gear is primed on the top side for better protection

LandingGearAttached01.jpg

And basically we are ready to turn the thing around ;)

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The plane is on her wheels and ready for our canopy installation - and yes - a few other tools that we used - Dremel tool with burr

Canopy01_p1.jpg

Note this very interesting tool called JILSON J1451SS SupeSnip Sheet Metal Shears French Edition

Canopy02_p1.jpg

I use the Dremel tool flexible extension wherever it is possible. The pilot drill holes are the best - when it is used with the wax

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Unfortunately it was quite a challenge to find the list of updated references for the CH 650 B Canopy Installation. For those of you who might be interested in that set:
1. Latching Preparation
2. Handle Installation
3. Roll Bar set up
4. Canopy Frame assembling
5. Bubble work
6. Front Canopy Preparation
7. Rear Canopy Preparation
8. Side Cover and finish

But even with such a detail guidance - not easy to go thru each step. As an example how to stock 4 washers for the latching installation under the langeron in blind spot?

Canopy_LatchWashersStock.jpg

Or how to go underneath the Baggage Floor Support/Upper Seat without removing already riveted one

Canopy01_ToBeInstalledToday.jpg

Why did not say before about no rivet zone for the Handler?

Canopy00_LatchesReady.jpg

So - back seat baggage support has to wait on the side

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And now everything more or less going smoothly

Canopy03_PlatesPointDown.jpg

Plates point down , handle points back

Canopy04_HandlePointBack.jpg

Drilling is done, minor trimming of all the seat parts and baggage support as well, riveting with #6 rivets - 6 of them are in the finishing kit inside of the Canopy bag

Canopy05_TestLockingRun.jpg

The mechanism is tested and Rear Upper Seat Support is reattached

Canopy06_FinalHandleAssembled01.jpg

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Today's set would be about our canopy frame. Kind of an interesting project and not trivial by all means

Canopy03_Frame00.jpg

Started from the base support frame - all the references are incomplete.

Canopy03_frame01.jpg

But at least the frame work more or less clear

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There are a few pre-prog frame pieces

Canopy03_frame04.jpg

Staged together and realigned as needed

Canopy03_frame05.jpg

Not much of a assembling but instead the collection of pieces

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More canopy work done today. Again not entirely happy with the results but that what makes all the efforts useful

Canopy04_frame02.jpg

Started early today and everybody was in the hangar many people came back from Florida and join our initiatives

Canopy04_frame03.jpg

Frame is prepared outlined and predrilled Not sure yet what would be used for the plex holding - may be screws

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Some of the drilling and skin work required extra tolerance

Canopy04_frame05.jpg

May be will do trimming as it goes but it should hold everything firmly

Canopy04_frame06.jpg

Full house in the Hangar

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The bubble part seams to be the most challenging, however all the prerequisites at this point have to be settled

Canopy05_Andrey00.jpg

The cutting part is done using drummel tool

Canopy05_Andrey01.jpg

Lots of preparation and calculation. We would be cutting out some smaller parts

Canopy05_bubble00.jpg
 

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Some front cutting requires long preparation steps

Canopy05_bubble01.jpg

And fixes have to be provided to the frame work

Canopy05_bubble02.jpg

Not a big deal but anyway

Canopy05_bubble04.jpg
 
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