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Patrick Kelley (Flion)
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Date:  6-15-2011
Number of Hours:  5.20
Manual Reference:  18-3.3 to 18-4.4
Brief Description:  Finish riveting, more fuel tank assembly

Jack helped me finish riveting the bottom mid-fuselage skin (26-7.4). At last I can start putting the fuselage together and measuring for the wiring harness runs.

I spent the rest of the time doing more assembly on the tank. I found the fuel filler flange to be over-bent, so I had to flatten it carefully to get it to fit to the skin. With that done, I clamped and drilled it into place and then fabricated all the Z-brackets by riveting nutplates on the inboard ones. Next I added the rear baffle and Z-brackets and drilled the parts in place. Next is disassembly, deburring, and dimpling to prepare for the actual assembly with ProSeal.

Rivet count: 412 Total: 8683 - Plus 549 done at Van's
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