This is the second section on building an aluminum cabin for a Belite ultralight aircraft. We're well on our way to finishing an awesome cabin for a single place airplane. When completed, this cabin will weigh about 22 1/2 pounds and will match the look of other experimental (and factory) airplanes costing much, much more.
The first section in this series is HERE.
All caveats and warnings from that section apply in this section as well. Remember, under federal law, you are personally responsible for ensuring the safety of your ultralight aircraft every time you fly, so do a good job.
Start by cutting two lengths of structural aluminum. Each piece looks like this:
|Short length of angle aluminum.|
|Short length drilled and clecoed in place.|
|Front Cabin Cross Box with both skins clecoed in.|
|Bottom gusset clamped in place.|
|Bottom Gusset gets a few rivets. (Cabin is on side.)|
|Floor pans as received and after bends.|
|Floor pans clecoed in place.|
|Bottom front section riveting.|
|Front Landing Gear Gusset.|