April 11, 2017
Fluted, clecoed and drilled the aft bulkheads to the skin. Clecoed the baggage compartment side skins in.
Remade and drilled the F-684 gussets. Drilled the remaining parts of the forward fuselage compartment structure and finished up drilling some of the other odd and end holes that were still undone.
Realized that the floor stiffeners that I have are wrong and will have to get some replacements from Van's. Not much else to do but I drilled the holes in the forward bulkheads for the rudder cables and went back and drilled the holes in the flap bushings since I had forgotten to do that before.
Drilled the floor stiffeners to the blukheads and the bottom skin
Disassembled the fuselage for deburring and dimpling. Countersunk the longerons, dimpled the aft section of the fuse where the longerons attach. Deburred and dimpled all the parts of the center fuse section and finished drilling the flap bushings while I had it all apart.
Deburring parts of the forward fuse.
More deburring and countersinking of forward fuselage parts.
More deburring and dimpling of forward fuselage parts. All I have left are the skins.
Deburred the forward fuselage skins.
Finished all the dimpling, primed all the forward fuse parts. Installed all the platenuts on the seat ribs and ran a tap through the outer seat ribs since they will be so close to the skins. Started putting the forward fuselage back together and riveting all the things that must be riveted before the side and bottom skins go on.
Finished up the rivets and bolts of the forward fuse that have to be done before the skins go on, and started finishing up all the rivets that were left undone on the tail cone.
Riveted one of the side plates to the side skin and peeled off a lot of plastic.
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