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Date:  2-20-2009
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Flaps - Shimming aft end of ribs to folded spar

So then I made some 1/2 by 3/4 shims using the 0.040 shim material that came with these flap parts. I tried them in the gap between the rib aft end and the folded spar. Some places .040 was good. Other places felt like more shim was needed. But I measured the length of the ribs and they are all the same. The folded spar is straight. The aft end of the ribs make a straight line, so I concluded I couldn't put different width shims in here. I decided to make them all the same which is 0.040 inches thick.

I clamped them and drilled them. I recently drilled thru the side of my finger so I used clamps this time. I even bought a pair of gloves to wear during deburring. I'll add to the tools section.
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0.040 shims fit in here.

0.040 shims fit in here.

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Match drilling skins, shim, rib tab

Match drilling skins, shim, rib tab

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Clecoed in place

Clecoed in place

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