Sheeting the B25 Mitchell

This part of the construction began on February 18, 2006.
 

   

3.9.2006
I started with the Engines, as the rear had compound curves which was hard to wrap with a sheet,
so I planked it.
 

3.9.2006
Side View of Engine Nacelle

3.9.2006
The rest of the engine nacelles are 6" diameter round,
and were easy to sheet.
 

3.9.2006
Another view of the Sheeting.

3.15.2006.
Here are a few shots of the secondary leading edge fore the starboard wing.  Prior to sheeting, the upped edge needed to be sanded to match the contour of the rib.

.                    Closer view of sanding the secondary LE 





3.15.2006
Finished Edge ready for sheeting
 

3.15.2006
After the engines, I started with the inner wings.
 

3.15.2006
Another view of the port wing.
 

3.15.2006
Here, the outer and inner port wing has been sheeted



3.15.2006
Here is the starboard inner and outer wing.


3.15.2006
The Wing! 


    

3.15.2006
Starting the Fuselage, the front nose has a few compound curves, so I thought I'd start there first.



4.5.2006
Sheeting of the Fuselage.  Started by soaking the
balsa and sheeting the curved pieces first.

4.5.2006
Bomb-bay being sheeted.  This area will hold the
Robart air tank for the retracts.



5.1.2006.  Almost ready for fiber-glassing



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