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[December 28, 2006]


While procrastinating on the fuel tanks - er, I mean waiting for the proseal to set, I decided it was a good time to get the rest of the wing finished. It felt real good working on something other than the fuel tanks. The first thing called for was more nutplate fun with the joiner. I dimpled the #8 hole first, then set a nutplate in and drilled tewo #30 holes for Oops rivets to sit in. Other option would be to use normal AN426 rivets, but I don't don't like how nutplates sit with dimples in them.


Next I did the big ordeal with deburring all of one side of the leading edge - I think I did the right side first. After I did that, I scratched up all of the perfectly good alclad on the leading edge skin. This will be the first skin that I will prime.


Finally I countersunk the nutplate holes for the oops rivets. These look like they will be good candidates to be backriveted.

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