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Carl Goldberg's 1938 Comet Clipper

                           The completed upper and lower longerons.

                            There is a chart of  vertical, diagonal, and crossmember parts on the plans, repeated below.  Invest in one of these Harbor Freight 8 inch
                            digital calipers and the job will go quickly.  
                            The saw is a JLC razor saw, available here:  

Right click, download and print this chart, easier than using the one on the plan.

                        Cut all the diagonals first, and stick them on a board in order of use.

                           A panoramic view of the first fuselage side.  Note the way the middle horizontal pieces in the front are short pieces, the diagonals they intersect are full length.  
                           These short pieces will be doubled on the outside by 1/32 sheeting and by 1/8 by 3/8 stringers, and by 1/32 sheeting on the inside.  Leave the upper, lower,
                           and mid-front longerons long in front to aid in framing up the sides later on.  The upper front diagonals must be set back on the bottom to clear the base of the
                           front upper bulkhead.

A sheet of plastic wrap is placed over the first fuselage side and the second is built over the top, ensuring that both are identical.

Clipper Mk II Building Photos and Notes

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