Started March 27, 2006
The details for the doors and windows are located in the Bear-Traks April 1998 newsletter (with an update in the July 1998 newsletter). The basic door frames are made from 3/4" x .035 steel tubing.
The best way to insure a good, accurate fit is to simply build the door frames in place on the fuselage.
Here is the basic door frame:
Here is the top door hinge welded to the door frame and bolted to the other
Before welding this on, make sure the door frame is properly aligned in the door opening of the fuselage and clamped in place with the 1/4" spacers.
The bottom door hinge is slightly different as it must be longer to clear
the door flanges. Here is the bottom hinge in place and welded on:
The hole is there to allow a fuel line to pass through later on.
Here is the completed pilot's side door and window frames, ready for some
aluminum covering (and plexiglass):
Main Doors and Windows
Completed: August 20, 2006
Total Time: 44 hours
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