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Bristol fuselage on its side with rear bays removed

Work has begun on the first Bristol reproduction's fuselage. The first step is to disassemble it completely, so that the fittings can be cleaned and evaluated for re-use, and the wood can be replaced. This process has begun, starting at the tail of the airplane. This picture shows the rear of the fuselage with the tailpost and next-forward bay removed. Note that the fuselage is on its side - the Bristol fuselage ended in a horizontal knife-edge. Laying on the floor beneath the fuselage are the fairing strips that wrap around the outer corners of the longerons, along with a lot of scrap wood resulting from the disassembly process. Properly glued joints just don't give up easily!