Time: 6.0 Task: Deburred all holes and edges, dimpled
the skins and trim pieces. Machine countersunk the trailing
edge and primed the reinforcement plates and stiffeners.
All the parts deburred
Match drilled the trailing edge into a piece
of MFD and clecod in place.
Here it is after a few holes have been completed.
I set the cage to just below flush to allow the skin dimples
to properly set in the countersunk holes.
The trailing edge has been countersunk on both
sides for the double flush rivets to be installed.
Next on my list was to dimple the skins. I
decided to experiment and leave the blue plastic on. It significantly
reduced any mar marks from the male dimple dragging along
the skin, and a rivet sits perfectly flush. Learning new things
The left skin has been complete. I dimpled
every hole except the leading edge. I'm not sure if they need
to be dimpled now or after rolling the leading edges and match
drilling to the right skin. I plant to call Van's tomorrow
I found that using the C-Frame to dimple the stiffeners was
extremely fast and much easier than the hand squeezer. It
only took about 10 minutes to dimple all 16 stiffeners.
the right side stiffeners dimpled.
Prepping the stiffeners and reinforcement plates
I think I've got this HF HPLV gun figured out. The primer
looks smooth with no orange peel.
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