My Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Rebuild Diary 2008.
05/06/07-Sep-2008. Fabric covering.
Fitting inspection panel.
Marking panel where rudder cable comes out of fuse, and inspection panel for beacon powersupply.
Tapes fitted to rudder.
Beacon powersupply inspection panel .
I found pegs the best to hold them in place - some panels needed morethan others to hold them against the fabric while the glue dried.
To check the rudder cable fuse exit positions I fitted the rudder and attached the cables.
This is the original covering and had the step reinforcement still in place so I reused it.
First a patch was applied to the fuse, then the reinforcement added (to stop damage when stepping in).
After a small then larger fabric patch were added (this just shows the smaller patch).
Rear inspection with fabric added.
Next I started fitting the fabric strips.
I needed some 3" tape, did have any. So I cut down a 6" tape.
Rear of cockpit fabric strip. I used conter sunk rivets as a panel sits against this strip .
Strips around cockpit.
Rudder cable inspection panel. I stripped down the old inspection panels to see how and where they were fitted.
Rudder cable exit.
Finished Sunday and cleaned up. I am very pleased with the progress I have compleded all the fabric work on the fuse.
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