Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log
 
 

Wings - Fuel Tanks

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Date: 2/4/2010
Time:
4.0
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.