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[December 12, 2006]


I finished fabricating the left tank attachment bracket. Next I matched the holes from the right side and drilled the T-410 reinforcement plates to match.


Next I drilled the outboard T-410 plates. Van's got lazy on specifying the details on what do here. I read ahead a little, and under tank sealing they said that 3-4 rivets is all that is needed for these outboard plates. Makes sense, they only block the gas from getting out the front of the tank ribs. I decided on 3 rivets to have one less leak point per tank.


Tonight was fully of injuries. First I drilled my finger pretty good with a #30 bit. Next injury was caused when I was using the roto-zip with the 90 degree cuttoff adapter for the tank stiffeners. For reasons unknown, the cuttoff adapter seperated from the rotozip while spinning at 20,000 RPM. It proceeded to bounce off my knucked and barely missed hitting the wing skins. I quickly decided that gloves are a must with this tool.




Besides the rotozip wanting to take off digits, it is a great tool to get through these stiffeners. I only got through 1/2 of them tonight. Too much blood shed tonight to keep on going.

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