A view inside of the nose bowl showing the support ring tack welded in place.

Bowl support ring Nose bowl support close up

As our sheet metal classes continue on, so does progress on the Morane’s cowling and nose bowl. Jeromy McCaskey, Tommie Barnes (not shown) and Jeffery Cook are fitting and riveting a flange to the nose bowl where the forward edge of the cowling will attach. Because of the softness of the bowl, all of the rivets are being set using a manual rivet squeezer.

Flange clecoed in place Jeromy and Jeffery (in hat) All rivets being hand squeezed

Next posting we hope will include adding color scheme to the fuselage and tail group

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