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Task: Canopy deck, crotch strap brakets,
deburring & dimpling
we started by match dilling the top of F-705G. The holes were
already in the main U-channel but had to be match drilled
to the large angle piece that the canopy latches into.
the 3 F-705 parts are clecod together, ready to be match
then moved onto the canopy side deck. There are several places
that it must be trimmed. First it gets about 1.5" removed
from the top flange, and then about 1" removed from the
side. This is all to ensure proper fit with the canopy later
on down the road. It took some time to study DWG 18 and 25,
but I finally figured it out.
Once the side rail was trimmed on the aft edge, I had to drim
the inside edge to match the cutout in F-757.
we moved on to the crotch strap brackets. It was pretty easy
to locate and drill them. Line up the rear one with a line
marked 3/32" aft of the center nutplate, clamp and drill.
We then used an actual crotch strap bracket from Crow to properly
space the forward braket.
all the holes in the seat ribs were drilled and clecod, we
put the front seat floors in place and match drilled through
the floors into the crotch strap brackets.
we drilled a 1/4" hole through both brackets for the
strap bracket to mount to.