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    Building a widebody fuselage start to finish timelaps

    I just finished putting together a timelapse video of a widebody fuselage build start to finish. The average fuselage takes between 180-240 manhours to put together depending on the configuration and modifications. This one is going in the 2019 Alaska Airmans Raffle Cub being built by Above Alaska Aviation.


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    Neat video, I am surprised you are having to custom fit tubes.
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    even the boys at univair say there is no 2 cubs exactly alike in the world.
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    Thanks for that. I envy the fuselage jig. After fiddling for days with dimensions on my fuselage, I thought, for the next one, the first thing I'd do is build a steel jig.

    I'm also am sort of happy that I apparently am not a total sluggard. I'm right at the 240 hour mark and think I have another 20 or so hours to go. But that is in 2-4 hour increments.
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    The jigs we use are really nice. I think you are doing incredibly well if you're only going to be in it 260 some hours. These guys do this every day. And when I rebuilt my cub I had about 70 hours in the jig just replacing 11 tubes and some mounts and tabs.
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