Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Fuel Tanks

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Date: 2/4/2010
Task: Mounted left fuel tank

Using cargo straps, I secured the fuel tank to the wing before drilling the Z brackets.

Then I drilled the inboard Z bracket.

Removed the leading edge.

Then drilled the outboard Z bracket.

Then I had to remove the clecos from the baffling and inboard/outboard ribs. This allowed me to access the baffling where I could drill all the inner Z brackets.

Everything lined up perfectly with the centerlines I had previously marked.

Lastly I drilled the fuel tank skin to W-423 joint plate screw holes. The gap is seamless between the tank and leading edge.

Finally I match drilled the left leading edge.