Fuselage Construction

This part of the construction began on March 6, 2005.

Backbone Construction

Fuselage assembly starts from the inside out.

Ribs and nose in place

Close-up of nose area

Starting gluing of balsa stringers

Another shot of ribs and nose

More stringers glued in place.

Build up for Nose Wheel retract

Build up for Nose Wheel retract

Bomb bay construction. Initially constructed in place, then removed for further building and covering