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Finished deburring, dimpling and priming the leading edge assemblyFinished deburring, dimpling and priming the leading edge assembly
Time for them rivets!
Hand squeezed the first aft rivet on all the ribs, all the way aroundHand squeezed the first aft rivet on all the ribs, all the way around
As soon as I removed the aft cleco from the skin and rib, the skin sprang open away from the ribs. So I put some painters tape on the skin, over each rib, to pull the skin in close to each rib for riveting.
Put in 2 more rivets with the 4 inch no-hole yokePut in 2 more rivets with the 4 inch no-hole yoke
It was easy to put 2 additional rivets using this yoke from Averys. Now itís time for the rivet gun and bucking bar to finish up the leading edge assembly. I will start at the aft end and work my way forward.
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