- Fuel Tanks
to Log Index
Task: Continue fabricating tank parts.
finished making the T-705 tank attach angle today. It took
some work but turned out well and fits great. It mounts to
the inner-most rib and will eventually mate up to a similar
angle mounted to the fuselage. Its adds more strength to the
I then trimmed and placed the T-710 reinforcement plate in
place, marked, and drilled 6 rivet holes.
Next came the access plate hole. I brought out the fly-cutter
for the first time! It is one dangerous tool!!! With all that
weight hanging out from center, it really shakes the drill
press. It worked great though.
Then I placed the T-408 cover plate over the hole, centered
it, and drilled the #8 screw holes. I then clecod the T-407
ring in place and drilled all the rivet holes. Nutplates will
eventually get riveted here.
Next came the VA-112 drain flange. I centered it, tightened
the drain, taped it in place, and drilled the 6 rivet holes.