Post by Dave Homewood on Aug 12, 2018 22:14:08 GMT 12
Ando has asked me to post these photos on his behalf, with his captions:
"Time humoured method to drill out an access hole in a skin when you don't have the appropriate hole saw. Mark it out, drill multiple holes just inside the marked outline, out with the half round file and finish it off with a bit of 1200 grit paper."
"All holes drilled and centre being torn out. Nice job sitting on the front verandah in the sun."
"Original skin and replacement showing fit of internal stiffener at elevator trim tab access hole"
"New replacement elevator tip skins manufactured from old re-used skin material"
"Don't throw out those old skins. I have a full set of access panels for the aircraft from retrieving the skins and being patient cutting them out. These are just the small ones. A bit of paint stripper, lay over the screw hole template et voila....."
Post by Dave Homewood on Apr 27, 2021 20:53:30 GMT 12
Underside view with wing removed (finally) from the jig. Fitting and riveting of curved flap area skin was a cow. NB Cockpit window support clip on inner main skin and rocket electrical connectors on leading edge skin.