Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Fuel Tanks

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Date: 09/16/2010
Task: Drilled out baffle rivets on right tank

After many tank woes, I've decided to drill out all of the skin/baffle rivets on the tanks. The fillet of ProSeal called out in the drawings didn't cut the mustard. Due to innacurracies and I'm sure some pilot error, the baffling was not sealed adequetly enough. The solution, remove all skin to baffle rivets, countersink the holes slightly more (to account for the ProSeal, and wet seal new rivets in place. Today I got all of the rivets in the right tank drilled out.