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Task: Fixed a few rivets on the top skins,
dimpled the bottom of the wing ribs, installed snap-bushings,
and prepped the gap fairings
we got a lot done in only a couple of hours. We started by
drilling out two rivets on the top skins of the wings. One
on the right wing had bent over a bit so I elected to drill
it out. Another on the left wing was sitting a bit proud so
I decided to drill it out as well. In the process of drilling
it out, I elongated the hole, so we set a NAS1097AD4-5 oops
rivet in place.
oops rivet set in the left wing.
Dewey dimpling the bottom of the ribs/spars for the bottom
We then inserted several snap-bushings in the wing ribs for
coax, pitot and AOA plumbing, and autopilot servo wiring.
Next we installed the electrical conduit in the wing ribs.
The conduit will house the Nav/Strobe wires along with the
landing light wires.
Lastly we prepped the flap and aileron gap fairings for attachment.
The flap fairings needed a long notch to be cut out using
the band saw. We then clecod them in place and will match
drill them to the rear spar and top skin. They get riveted
in place once we remove the wings from the cradle and lay
them down on the bench to install the aileron/flap brackets.