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Final drilled the leading edge skin to the counterbalance pipe

The pipe behind the skin is stainless steel and really hard to drill into. Sooooo, I went back to Home Depot (again) and bought 3 really expensive 1/8" metal drill bits. I started off by using my spring loaded hole punch to establish the drill spot on the pipe. Then I put some Boelube on the bit and started drilling really slooooowww, stopping every once and a while to add more drill bit lubricant. There are 13 holes to drill in each aileron, so this really took a long time. It took all three drill bits to get these holes in. I should have gotten an additional bit. They are complete useless now. In the trash they go.

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