Today Zak and Lindsey came over and helped Wendy and I flip the fuselage upside down. This was so I could get good access to the bucking the rivets by sitting on a stool with my head in the baggage compartment. This was much more comfortable then climbing inside. We were able to get all the rivets done for the joining process. Lindsey and Zak came back over at the end of the day and helped us flip the fuselage right side up again.
The aft tailcone clecoed to the mid/fwd fuselage. Exciting! Riveted nutplates to the baggage bulkheads Dimpled flanges in the baggage bulkheads Began riveting the baggage bulkhead into the airframe
Began riveting the top skins onto the aft fuselage, in preparation for joining the two halves. I had delayed this step several months ago so the that the aft fuselage could be stored in the basement. It wouldn't fit through the basement doorway with the top skins on. Riveted the intercostals into position Mounted the rollbar bases Trimmed the vents to size. The rest of the steps on the vents get delayed until after the forward sub frame is installed, to insure there aren't any interference problems, since the vents get glued on, instead of position by matched holes or anything precise like that.