Brief Description: First fit of leading edge and tank.
Oh man, today was a big day. Today I got to test fit the leading edge and gas tank fit. I had real concerns about this for the last couble of months. How can this all fit together? A lot can go wrong. Biggest concern was the gap between the tank skin and main wing skin on the top. Also concern about the fit between the tank and leading edge at the joint plate. Lots can go wrong here as well.
Happy to report it looks good. I am so glad.
Now I do have a small fit issue but I'm probably being picky. The left tank top fits higher then the leading edge in to spots. At the location of the 3rd and 5th rivet from the leading edge at the joint plate. The problem is not the tank pucker I have read about bit seems the leading edge is flat or pushed in a bit at these rivet locations. I wonder if I bent the flange past 90 degrees either before riveting or as a result of riveting? Other then that, the fit all around is very good.