Month: August 2017

Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – August 24, 2017

The top of the lower firewall needs to be flush with the top of the stringer so I filed the lower firewall holes for a better fit with the stringers and longerons.

The firewall is positioned in exactly the right place but there are some foam gaps between the fuselage sides and the firewall so I sanded some shims to fill the gaps.

This was about 4 hours of filing and sanding and trial and error fitting but I’m pleased with the result.


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Cozy Experimental Aircraft Update – August 7, 2017

Cut five 5″ spacers to ensure to position the bottom firewall 5″ aft of the rear landing gear bulkhead.

Used the dremel tool to open up the longeron and stringer holes for better alignment.

Positioned the firewall using the spacers and clamps. Ensured vertical using a level. Confirmed distance from F22 firewall is 101.75″.

Very close but some fine tuning is still required before floxing the firewall in place.