October 2018




17-05 Nutplates

Lots of nutplates to rivet. All straightforward, but needed to be careful to select and confirm the correct type! My technique for this type of nutplate attachment is to cleco them on, and prior to…






17-03/04 Leading Edge Skins

Splice Strips Two Splice Strips have to be cut away from the tank skins. These strips will have nutplates attached & be riveted to the root rib of the LE’s so the tanks can fastened…


17-02/03 Leading Edge Rib Preparation

As usual a few steps in the manual involve hours of work, since there are 14 ribs to be deburred. The flanges at the rib noses need to be rounded off to reduce the tendency…