Brief Description: Removed all of the Antennae Doubler Installations
Removed all of the Antennae Doubler Installations by drilling out the rivets. I became aware today that I had made a beautifull installation of the antennae doublers, all nicely primed on both sides over a likewised nicely primed interior surface of the fuselage. I discovered that the nice and easy installation instructions that accompnaied the antennae were too simplistic. The Antennae needed to be installed in accordance with the Standards Manual wihich calls for the contact surfaces between the fuselage skin and the installed skin doubler to be without primer between them to provide a good electrical contact surface. The nuts that attach the antenna to the fuselage will then form the necessary ground plane connection on the inside surface of the skin at the doubler. With the primer on the doubler and the interior surface of the skin, little or no conductivity would exist with the antenna nuts and the interion fuselage skin. The primer was stripped off of the doublers and the interion fuselage skins and the surfaces were surface converted for corrosion prevention. Tomorrow, I will rivet the doubler back onto the skins. A good conductive surface should now be present between the skins, doubler and the antenna mounting screws.