Mark Jones' KR-2S Fuselage (the boat)
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Here I have assembled the fuselage frame. Also, the mahogany skins have been laminated to the forward half of the spruce frame. I have added an additional inch between vertical members A&B and B&C which moved the firewall two inches forward. Also, I have widened the fuselage at the shoulders by 3.75 inches. This width was incorporated at both the top of the fuselage and the bottom. You can also see that the vertical tailpost has been installed.
My project began on March 21, 1998 which is the day the spruce and mahogany plywood kits arrived from Wicks Aircraft Supply. Here I am in the framing stage of the fuselage sides. As you can see, you can never have enough clamps.
This photo shows a forward view after the engine mount rails have been installed. Note also that the vertical post and horizontal stabilizer spar has been installed. The rear bulkhead for the forward horizontal stabilizer spar was installed prior to the rear fuselage skins being laminated to the frame for ease of rear bulkhead assembly.
Another view of the "BOAT". Note mahogany ply skins extend past the vertical tail post. This allows for ease of sealing the gap between the rudder and fuselage.
Here you are able to see the stub wing, instrument panel, and tail feather spars. The Diehl Tri-Gear has also been installed.