Thursday, September 06, 2007

Left Leading Edge Assembly Clecoed To Main Spar

Preparing to rivet the assembly to the main spar. First I clecoed everything together and checked the fit. I noticed the tie down eye hole was a little snug, so I widened it out with a rat tail file. I then deburred it and reclecoed everything. All is well.

Close up. I also clecoed the bottom rib flanges to the main spar. Riveting here will be the first step, as soon as help arrives. I can already tell this is going to be a challenge. Its nearly impossible to get an offset rivet shank dead center on the rivet head. After doing a little research, I decided to grind down one side of my offset rivet shank. We shall see if that resolves the problem.

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