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Photo 19

Photo 19 - Wing aileron and trailing edge alignment. Some "C" clamps and an aluminum rule were used , in order to prevent a wavy finish.


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Photo 20 - Completed wings! Look at the perfect adjustment between the aileron and the wing. Itīs difficult to see the piano hinge. It looks like an glider aileron! Perfect!


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Photo 21 - Riveted empennage and tailcone.


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Photo 22 - Windshield adjustment. Its height was determined with seats  in  tracks, in order to adjust the canopy height over my head.


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Photo 23 - The leather Piper seats on tracks, with sewing desing Beech Bonanza style.


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Photo 24 - Airplane on the gear, with adjusted engine mount and windshield


Photo 25

Photo 25 - Cockpit show. The rudder pedals, sticks and flap handle are installed. Note the beginning of canopy welding work  and its central track.


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Photo 26 -  First  XYS "roll out".


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Photo 27 - Conrado de Pinho,  "Kiko" nicknamed (he looks like Dustin Hoffman). Natural of Birigui, city that made greats A & P sheetmetal mechanics. He is the  main responsible for this excellent Mustang II quality.


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Photo 28 - The canopy height was determined by my seated position height.


Photo 29

Photo 29 - Another angle of canopy construction.


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Photo 30 - Powder coated panel, the fuel selector valve and the panel fabric cover in place.


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Photo 31 - Rear view from the empennage. Note the Thorp T-18 canopy and the ventral one piece flap (it will not give me asymmetry, of course)


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Photo 32 - Lycoming IO-360 Installation.


An illustrious visitor, the three time Formula One World Champion Nelson Piquet , an aviationīs fan, that gave me great moral support in this project.




 Nelson and my dad Eduardo