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Task: Finish Wing root nuplates & Front
I finished riveting the wing root nutplates in place. I also
found a great solution to a problem I had with the lower aft
wing root nutplate. When the left wing was mounted, I forgot
to match drill that particular hole. I was worried that I would
have to mount the wing again to drill that one hole and then
pull the wing off again (which is no easy task). Instead I grabbed
a piece of 0.60 aluminum and drilled 4 #8 holes that matched
the hole pattern on the wing. Then I match drilled the aft hole
through the piece of 0.60.
Here the template I made is clecod to the left side of the lower
fuselage skin. I simply match drilled through the template and
into the skin. It worked out very well!
Next I drilled the #40 holes for the nutplate, countersunk the
rivet holes, dimpled the screw holes, and riveted the nuplate
Next I started
clecoing the front deck in place. There are a few little final
tasks to complete. The 2 brackets that the sides of the panel
screw into need to be riveted to the canopy rails and 2 more
brackets still need to be fabricated.
Here is the F-721C bracket that needs to get riveted to the
canopy rail. I tried to squeeze them but ended up having to