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RV-9A: Right Elevator - 11/18/2005
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Final drilled the #40 holes on the E-615PP reinforcing bracketFinal drilled the #40 holes on the E-615PP reinforcing bracket
Here I clecoed on the E-615PP reinforcing bracket in every other hole and then marked the open holes with a sharpie. After drilling the marked holes and moved the the clecos and finished final drilling the unmarked holes.
Deburred, sanded and dimpled the stiffeners Deburred, sanded and dimpled the stiffeners
These dudes are ready for priming. I think that aircraft building and meditation are a lot alike. You can't really be thinking about anything else while you're doing it.
Dimpled the holes on the E-615PP reinforcing bracketDimpled the holes on the E-615PP reinforcing bracket
The instructions don't mention anything about dimpling the holes where the nut plates attach, but I don't see how you can not do it. I plan to countersink the two ends of each nutplate to conform to the dimples in the bracket. Also the plans call for #6 dimples in the bracket for the screws that hold the inspection plate on, so I ordered a set of #6 dimple dies from Averys ($48 bucks - ouch!). You can't beat Averys shipping. I got these puppies in the mail the next day.
Deburred and dimpled the Left Elevator skinDeburred and dimpled the Left Elevator skin
I'm pooped. I will dimple the right elevator tomorrow.
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