19th July 2011

Nutplates & more

Hours: 0.9 | Posted in Skin Panels, Wing & Tail Joins

Laid up another ply of glass on the back of the empennage tips.  Hopefully that will stiffen it up enough to remove the foam rib and add glass to the inside.  Left to sit and cure overnight…this glasswork looks like it’ll take awhile just because of all the waiting around.

Riveted in the rest of the wing inspection panel nutplates.  All that’s left on the wings for now is to drill, countersink, deburr, and rivet in 52 more nutplates for the root fairings.  Oy.  I’ve dealt well with all the nutplates on the project so far, but this job makes me wish I’d bought a nutplate jig.

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