Lower cowl brace
And turned to fit the rudder bar bracket.
You can see the bolt in place with the new bushings.
I am about to start making the sheet metal so one last brace was needed in the fuselage. This piece goes under the front floorboards. The end of the belly sheet metal attaches here.
So, some 1 in. spruce was cut to size on the bandsaw.
Sanded smooth on the spindle sander.
Here is a shot of the left side.
And the entire brace.
The brackets were made from some thin sheet steel.
Rounded, drilled and countersunk.
This brace was given a coat of varnish and the brackets were painted in primer. Since I mixed a batch of varnish, the instrument panels were given one more coat too.
More soon. Enjoy