I'm heading off to Alaska tomorrow for some R&R, so I'm doing some quick posting today with some detail on our aluminum taildragger, along with some photos from a new airplane. On this particular airplane, I've modified the fuselage to use trusses instead of fabric; we're adding some more gussets as well. Hopefully this will give our builders some ideas.
|Rear Fuselage of Belite Taildragger. Also note custom wiring circuit for use with strobe on tail.|
And we've changed our heel and rudder pedals so that they are user assembled. Here's a detail photo, also showing the shopbot cut floor pan they fit in, complete with nylon bearings:
|Heel brake and rudder pedals|
|Taxiing in a new plane|
|Looking shiny new.|
|Rear detail. Note bulkhead riveted between diagonals.|