Construction

The Long-Ez building plans of Mr. Rutan’s hands consist of building instruction divided into ‘Chapters’ named 1 through 26. When talking to builders (and reading web pages) you will constantly come across this chapter reference – and *EVERYBODY* will take it for grated that you know that ‘Chapter 4′ refers to the fuselage bulkheads and that ‘Chapter 14′ is the construction of the center section spar… (For further detail of construction reference material – please refer to Ressources)

My page is no different – so here is the overview (So now you know too…)

  • Chapter 1   General information
  • Chapter 2   Materials
  • Chapter 3   Practice layups
  • Chapter 4   Bulkheads
  • Chapter 5   Fuselage sides
  • Chapter 6   Fuselage assembly
  • Chapter 7   Fuselage exterior
  • Chapter 8   Rollover structure & seat belts
  • Chapter 9   Main landing gear/Speed brake
  • Chapter 10   Canard
  • Chapter 11   Elevators
  • Chapter 12   Canard installation
  • Chapter 13   Nose and nose gear
  • Chapter 14   Center-section spar
  • Chapter 15   Firewall and accessories
  • Chapter 16   Control system
  • Chapter 17   Roll/pitch trim system
  • Chapter 18   Canopy
  • Chapter 19   Wing, ailerons and wing attach
  • Chapter 20   Winglet and rudders
  • Chapter 21   Strakes and fuel tanks
  • Chapter 22   Electrical system
  • Chapter 23   Engine install
  • Chapter 24   Covers, fairings and consoles
  • Chapter 25   Paint and finishing
  • Chapter 26   Upholstery

BrightideaHowever… my build requires a few more chapters before being ready to tackle the actual construction – et voila – negative chapter numbers were invented…

  • Chapter -4   Building the Workshop (AKA ‘Hangar 2′)
  • Chapter -3  Vacuum system
  • Chapter -2  Epoxy cabinet
  • Chapter -1  Cloth Cabinet

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