Leading Edge Joint Plate   September 4th, 2007

The leading edge rib on the edge closes to the gas tank also has a strip of aluminum where the gas tank screws into the leading edge. This rib doesn’t come pre-punched, so I had to mark where the rivet holes would go before fluting it. I just put it next to the leading edge and marked the approximate location of the holes.

The next step is to insert the rib and the strip into the leading edge. Sounds easy, but the skin is so tight it’s a real bieatch to get everything in there lined up and straight! Even so, I managed to get it in there after a lot of trying…

Finally, once everything was straight, I drilled through the skin and into the rib/strip.

Now I just have to do the other wing…

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