Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Fuel Tanks

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Date: 6/15/2010
Task: Riveted the baffling to the left tank.

Tonight we riveted the baffling on the left fuel tank. It was a big day! We first inspected the tank for any areas that may have a light coat of ProSeal. Once we filled the voids we laid down a tape line along the top and bottom skins just aft of the rivet holes. We then laid down a 3/16" bead of sealant, pulled the tape up, and laid the baffling down. We inserted clecos in every hole and then set the AN426AD3-3.5 rivets in the skin/baffle joint.


After all the skin/baffle rivets were set we pulled the AD-41H rivets in the top and bottom holes of the baffle/rib joint. Then we clecod the Z-brackets in place and riveted them in place with AD-42H pop rivets.