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Bill & Brendas RV-8 QB
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Date:  12-14-2013
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Fwd upper skin side support brackets

Removed the fwd upper skin once again.
Gave the upper edge of panel another run with the scotch brite wheel in the radius area lefts ide and right.
Cleecoed on the support brackets and traced a line on the skin that runs the edge of the bracket.
Cut off the metal to the traced line and finished up with a grinding cutter and file and then scotch brite wheel. Though the plans dont say anything about where to cut, Ive seen pics of other builders who have done same. Also of note, I continued the cut to the bottom so that the edge will follow the vertical line of the fuselage side skin overlap as well. Doing this cuts off the last rivit hole in the upper skin but Ill just put a rivit in that hole. I like this also because the tight skirt was hitting that edge before I cut it off. No problem now
Any gap between the skirt fwd edge and the upper skin aft edge will be covered up with the overlapping front windscreen fairing....I hope!
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Trim off the upper fwd skin along support brackets

Trim off the upper fwd skin along support brackets

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