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Re: REFLECTOR: Bulkhead Installation



Sorry, it must be 7 1/4" not 7 1/2". I was at work and wanted to add to
what Dave had said.

I've been very busy today. Looks like you're on the right track, and
many builders have responded.

Carl Hoffman SRGE N1QR

Benjamin David Cowan wrote:
> 
> >
> >Don't forget to used 7 1/2" spacers made out of plywood to maintain the
> >proper spacing between the gear and engine bulkheads at the gear leg
> >pivot points. Also one at the center in case the gear bulkhead is warped
> >at the center. I would finish the engine bulkhead first, then do the
> >gear bulkhead.
> >
> >Carl Hoffman SRGE N1QR
> 
>     That's basically what i'd invisioned doing to make sure the two are
> parallel
> and properly spaced.. You said 7 1/2"?? The manual says at least 7 1/4".. I
> took
> this to mean 7 1/4.. Do some people go 7 1/2? That would put me all the way
> on the
> foam and make things somewhat simpler. As it is I'm right on the joint of
> foam. But
> I had planned to use 3 pieces of foam or wood to space the MG BH at perfect
> level
> and parallel. Perhaps 5 min on foam blocks to help hold it while I bondo it
> in place.
> 
>     Also, I'm curious, since you're building the same plane.. The template
> the factory
> sent me only has a 2 1/4 inch tall top vertical piece in the MG bulkhead.. I
> went ahead
> and assumed that was the way they wanted it, layed it up, now I'm 3/4" shy
> of the top of
> the flange.. Is that really that big of a deal? Also, when I layed it up (MG
> BH), about 2 hrs
> later I noticed some linear dry spots in the top layer in the bend part of
> the BH. Should
> I trash the hole thing and start over? Or is that not a major problem..
> Otherwise the layup
> is extra wet if anything. I wanted to be sure nothing unravelled. My
> fuselage has plenty
> of the same thing in its triax. (the linear dry spots..) Considering all the
> other reinforcements
> in this area of the plane I'd planned on just going ahead and using it..
> But I'd like to know
> if that's acceptable.
> 
> Thanks for the help,,
> 
> David Cowan
> 
> Std RGE