2 Jan 05 - More Flap-related Stuff


The most important project for today was to remake the part that we messed up last time (F-767). I didn't take pictures, though, if you want to see them just go to the 29 Dec 04 entry. Other than that, there's some more stuff to work on for the flaps.


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Showing the baggage floor skin on top (top of picture) and tucked underneath (on the bottom of the picture). Why we're doing this is explained below.
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Flap actuator covers in place. Some stuff to do with this - scotchbrite the edges, scuff them up, shoot primer, etc. You know the drill.

I've been informed (by a guy who's in the throes of an RV-9A fuselage, and slightly ahead of where I am) that if you have the baggage skin on the bottom, it makes the center flap bearing block easier fit correctly - you've got to trim it to fit the skin, and if the bottom skin is tucked underneath the one in front, then it winds up being a little cutout with a notch. Otherwise it winds up being some sort of weird curve that's more complicated to get to fit correctly.


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Abnormally sunny and warm for this time of year. I like these kind of days because it's possible to open the garage door to enjoy the weather. I bet the neighbors are wondering what we're up to in here.

Looks like the project for tomorrow is going to be fixing the "oops" in F-785A. We countersunk the holes for the nutplates, and one of them got countersunk way too deeply. We'll have to come up with some way of making that work. Still have a bit of work to do with this flap-related stuff, I guess.




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