Sunday, September 23, 2007

Inverted Flight Fuel Tank Mod Pt.2

I fabricated the fuel tank trap door for the second rib. This little guy consumed a couple of hours of work. The pin will be held in place by the rear tank baffle. I left a little gap ,at the bottom of the door, for a layer of proseal on the bottom rib flange.

Here is the inside rear baffle. I fabricated the support doubler for the fuel level float. It had to be relocated to the second fuel bay as a result of the flop tube occupying the first bay .

Outside rear baffle. Support doubler and nutplates riveted in place. I countersunk the support doubler and dimpled the rear baffle(shown).

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