|Quoting BALandorLivery (Reply 7):|
Waterline & Stationline.....now we're getting somewhere.
Can someone explain how painting/preparation begins at these points. Where are these points usually located?
How are radomes painted seperately if, like on some liveries, you have to line up the stripes exactly?
The following may help in understanding "Water lines/Butt lines/Fuselage Station lines:
Water lines, start below the surface and extend up. Example: the ground is waterline 19 (19 inches above WL
0), the cabin floor is WL
200 (181 inches above the ground).
Butt lines start at the center of the fuselage and extend out left and right. Example BL
0 is the middle of the fuselage the outer fuselage skin is BL
115 left or right (or 115 inches from the middle of the fuselage).
Fuselage Stations start forward of the nose run to the end of the fuselage. Example FS
83 is the tip of the radome, FS
2215 (or 2132 inches from the radome) is the end of the fuselage.
As you can see by the lists of abbreviations there are may other parts that have their own station lines.