Starting the nose tubes.
Test fitting the A, C, & D bulkhead side and bottom tubes.
Adjusting the jigs to fit as I go. Have to make sure they can be removed after welding.
Test fitting the C to D bulkhead top tubes
Top tube: seam on inside of bend. Bottom tube: seam 45 degrees from inside of bend. Note slight rippling on upper tube. This is why seams must not be located on a major axis of bends.
Front roll hoop ready for welding.
Front roll hoop fully welded.
Welds are getting better. Now as long as I don't have to stand on my head I can make a pretty good weld.
Front roll hoop in place. This required cutting the top tube frames. Not a problem as each piece will retain the correct shape.
A to C bulkheads welded. There is no B bulkhead (:-).
A to C to D bulkheads welded
Front roll hoop welded, top diagonals added.
D to E side diagonals added.
The basic frame of the nose from the tip to the front roll hoop, finished.