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Date: 04/06/2011
Task: Forward top skin

After a week in Florida for the annual Sun n' Fun airshow I was back at work tonight on the airplane project. Joe fron Van's had a custom top skin made for me after we both determined there was just no way the stock skin was going to fit (see previous post in March). This one went on easily and I used two come-alongs to pull it down tight onto the fuselage.


Once the skin was held down tight I match-drilled the firewall flange and then back-drilled the horizontal holes along the side skins and longerons.

Here the top skin is completely on and drilled! What a headache the first one gave me!