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Date:  9-15-2011
Number of Hours:  3.25
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Brief Description:  Turtle Deck: finish debur & start riveting

- Finished deburring the rest of the formers and turtle deck skin

- Had my wife help me get the skin in place again.

- Put all the parts back together and cleco'd in place

- Started riveting the turtle deck skins with -42 rivets. Unfortunately I got carried away and began riveting horizontally along the top of the fuselage side skin. I got about 20 rivets in when I realized I was going through the longeron angles as well as the skins, and therefore the -42 rivets were too short! A quick look at the plans confirmed I should have been using -44 rivets there.

- So... I removed 20 rivets. Well, at least I'm pretty fast at it now.

- And then I finished riveting along the longerons with the proper -44 rivets.

I didn't get inside the fuselage to rivet the various parts, pieces and angles in there. I also didn't rivet formers #1, since I want to paint those red before I install them. So I left those and their supporting angles cleco'd.
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Putting it all back together.

Putting it all back together.

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Before riveting...

Before riveting...

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After riveting.

After riveting.

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