LASER 260

- Covers -

preparation of fuselage covers made  with  paperboard,
used as template for cutting the sheet metal
front top cover - front view

side view

back view

preparation of turtle deck template, front view

back view

preparation of floor covers


mark & cutting sheet metal (2024) according to the templates
- turtle deck -

mouting of the turtle deck
to the fuselage after cutting

mark & cutting and bending of rear floor cover

installation of rear floor cover to fuselage

installation of front floor cover

front and rear floor cover view


mark & cutting of
front top cover

installation of 
front top cover to fuselage, side view

back view

preparation of side cover template, left side view

total view of all installed covers

exhaust pipe detail (fits perfect)

marking of side covers

cutting of side covers

installation of side covers (right side)


installation of side covers (left side)



detailed gear section view -left side (fits perfect)

... total view of all installed covers (without side panel covers)


preparation of panel cover template


marking of panel cover

after cutting of panel covers (right+left side)


after bending and filing for perfect fit (left & right side)
 
panel cover installed - left side view

left side top view

right side

right side top view

drilling and mounting of turtle deck to fuselage

and final check for alignment of side panel cover and turtle deck

cutting wood template for turtle deck back rib form jig

cutting 2024-T3 sheet metal according to template form

putting metal between form blocks, holded by some clamps

and bending the rib carefully

the result looks like this


putting rib in place (back view)

- front view

cutting 2024-T3 sheet metal for turtle deck front rib, according to template form

putting metal between form blocks

and bending rib;
the result looks like this

putting
turtle deck front rib in place (back view)

turtle deck front rib - front view

installation of jig for accurate drilling of rear turtle deck rib

after complete drilling of rear rib (back side view) fixed with Cleco's

front side view,

and outside view

installation of jig for accurate drilling of front turtle deck rib

after complete drilling of front rib (back side view) fixed with Cleco's

front side view,

and total outside view of both installed turtle deck ribs


riveting of turtle deck with Cherry pop rivets



cutting and installation of Lexan cover
for rear tailwheel mount inspection hole

... and after fuselage covering

drilling attachment holes for front bottom cover, fixation with cleco's to firewall

drilling holes and preparation for riveting

riveting of anchor nuts

and the final result ;o) ... as front view


bottom cover bolted to firewall

cutting and drilling of rear elev. tinted lexan
cover (left / right)

bolting lexan cover to fuselage frame; left side

... and right side

drawing of bottom window position to bottom cover

cutting of bottom lexan covers (front/rear)

punching holes to front bottom cover

cut out window hole

drilling attachment holes for Lexan windows and riveting of anchor nuts
for side cover attachment

drawing of side window position to side cover


cutting drillign and riveting of anchor nuts to side lexan covers (front/rear)

punching holes (using a panel puncher tool for clean cutouts)
& cutting side cover window

cutting final window shape and drilling attachment holes for Lexan window

bolting Lexan window to side covers (mounted on frame) - right side

... left side

punching holes to rear bottom cover

cut out window hole

drilling attachment holes for Lexan windows and riveting of anchor nuts
for side cover attachment

final view after installed bottom cover

... and bolted side cover (left side)

... right side view

inside view


marking of inspection hole position on bottom rear cover

cutting hole and drilling rivet holes; fixation with clecos

and final outside view after reinstallation of rear cover


and opened, with view to the gascolator

cutting, drilling and attach of inspection cover to left side cover,
fixed with clecos

... and view after installation

opened view with pluged in external power connector

cutting, drilling and attach of inspection cover to top cover

opened with view to the fuel cap

and finaly the total view with all covers installed, incl. canopy, right view


... left view

right side back view

left side back view

bending lower edges of side covers, to get a smooth transition
between side and bottom cover

made a special tool to countersink the front cover attachment screws at the firewall

... here an example how to use the new toy

if then the cowling is mounted, no cover attachment screw will be visible; cool ;o)
- total view after finishing -

final assambled fuse before painting (right side) ...

left side ...

fuselage moved to paint shop

@ paint shop: covers painted according paint scheme (left side)


tail section

and right side

turtle deck

... and bottom covers

tail section prepared for blue painting


and the blue painted result @ the paint shop

fuselage ready painted arrived home

creation of elevator covers (right top)

elevator cover right bottom

... and left top

left bottom

creation of wing/fuselage cover (left top)

... left bottom

right top

right bottom

installation of panel side covers (left side)

right side

top belly tank cover

left side cover

right side cover

bottom covers

final view right side

left side

front

tail

done

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