- Fuel Tanks
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Task: Made new parts for left tank, cut stiffeners
looking at the plans again today, I realized I screwed up
fabricating the 2 T-710's on the left tank. I'd made them
to fit on the inside of the rib flanges rather than on the
inside of the tank. I don't know what I was thinking. The
whole idea is for the T-710 and T-705 to sandwhich the innermost
tank rib for reinforcement. I used the other 2 T-710's for
the right tank and will run to Van's today to get 2 more.
I also need to buy one more T-712 z-bracket. The centerhole
I drilled in the first bracket was slightly too close to the
I finally got to cutting the T-711 stiffeners today. There
are 10 for each tank. They strengthen the bottom of the tank
to support 21 gallons of fuel.
After cutting and sanding.
Then I moved on to assembling the right fuel tank. I removed
the blue plastic from the inside and placed it in the leading
edge/fuel tank cradle.
After flutting and straightening all the ribs, I clecod them
to the right skin. I then clecod the rear baffling in place.