June 26, 2010

Deburring side skins

Category: Forward Fuselage — Steffen @ 23:05 — Hours: 4.5

So, I put another bit of effort in getting the fuselage parts ready for reassembly today.
First I removed the outer seat ribs and the bagage area corner ribs, and deburred the last rivet holes.

Then I started out on the side skins. First I removed the protection film…

…then I deburred all the holes and edges. Ready for primer!

I had almost forgotten to install the bracket for my TruTrak autopilot elevator servo..

I had to drill out 4 rivets in the bellcrank support rib…

…before I could align and drill the servo bracket.

After that I marked the holes on the lower bracket flange.

Drilled!

I cleco’ed the F-706 bulkhead back in place, and used a long #40 drill to matchdrill the skin.

After countersinking and deburring, the bracket is also ready for primer. Hopefully tomorrow. 🙂

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