Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log


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Date: 5/12/2010
Task: Drilled AOA ports in leading edges and prepped leading edges for priming

Today I was able to drill the holes for the upper and lower AOA ports. I will be using the AOA system from Advanced Flight Systems.

I made a template in AutoCAD and used it to mark the location of the holes on the top and bottom of the leading edge.

I then removed the right leading edge from the wing skeleton to prep for priming. I removed the plastic from the rivet lines and hole/edge deburred.

Here the right leading edge has been deburred and scuffed with a scothbrite pad.

I then moved onto the ribs where I deburred and dimpled all the holes. I also drilled the holes for the DuckWorks leading edge landing/taxi lights.

Next I drilled the nutplate holes in the W-423 splice plate. I also deburred and dimpled it.

Lastly, I enlarged the tie-down hole to 3/8"