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Steve & Nancy Riffe
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Date:  2-11-2012
Number of Hours:  2.00
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Brief Description:  ELT Mounting Bracket-Final

Cut out the .040 mounting plate using the template I previously had made from poster board. Clecoed the angles to the fuse longerons and clamped the mounting plate to angles. Removed the angles and match drilled #40 the angles to the mounting plate. Opened the holes up to #19, then used a nutplate jig to drill for the rivet holes to hold the nutplates. Machine countersunk the holes. Cleaned up the angles and mounting plate—scuffed, MEK, Dawn, MEK and shot with primer. Squeezed rivets to attach the nutplates. Clecoed the angles back into the fuse. Dipped LP4-3 pop rivets in primer and attached the angles to the longerons. Added the mounting plate—DONE!
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Using nutplate jig to drill for nutplate mounting

Using nutplate jig to drill for nutplate mounting

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Pop riveted angle to longerons--black tape to keep from scratching skin with pop rivet tool

Pop riveted angle to longerons--black tape to keep from scratching skin with pop rivet tool

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ELT mount finished!

ELT mount finished!

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