21-06 Dimpling

As always, lots of dimples.

I gently scuffed the holes prior to dimpling ready for priming … I find it easier to do at this stage.

But you have to remember it’s probably normally a good plan to scuff just prior to priming, due to oxidation of the aluminium??

The DRDT2 made easy work of the main skin dimples.


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I also managed to get the DRDT2 onto every hole on the nose skins … I used a reduced diameter female dimple set on the curved areas.

Being able to move the DRDT2 out beyond the bench edges to provide access has paid dividends on numerous occasions.


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I used the squeezer with a reduced diameter female dimple set for all the rib holes.

A few tabs on the main ribs flexed just slightly during dimpling due to access issues, but it was a quick job to gently coax them back to the correct position.


Again, a reduced diameter female dimple set for the spar flanges.

Priming the parts next!

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