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Old 01-29-2015, 02:50 PM
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Old 01-29-2015, 02:55 PM
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Old 01-29-2015, 03:07 PM
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Talking And the skeleton comes together permanently

IMG_0677 by Ed Fleming, on Flickr

Paul helped to buck the rivets, thanks Bud!
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IMG_0684 by Ed Fleming, on FlickrAnd what a satisfying moment! These aren't drilled yet. I had to go to work for a couple of weeks and did not want to rush it, so that'll be waiting for me when I get back. Then I need to get the right wing to the same stage.
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:50 AM
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Hi Ed,
Looking good.
Will be in Zim in September for our Saints 40th reunion. Planning on catching up with the other RV guys then. Will add you to the list if I may and meet up.
Been too long between drinks at the MFC!
Cheers Rob
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Hi Ed,
Looking good.
Will be in Zim in September for our Saints 40th reunion. Planning on catching up with the other RV guys then. Will add you to the list if I may and meet up.
Been too long between drinks at the MFC!
Cheers Rob
Great Rob, look me up when you're here, I'm always up for a beer at MFC!
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:29 PM
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Default Two Wings!

Getting the right wing into the stand and then working on the leading edge

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Caitlin is always very helpful with clecos!
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:38 PM
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The well known "Checkoway method" of drilling the rear baffle. This shows the five holes that can be reached on the inboard Bracket. Used a 12 inch bit to drill these.
IMG_0711 by Ed Fleming, on Flickr

And here's the access to the outboard bracket. Yes the 12 inch bit got away from me a as I withdrew it. Looks worse than it is.
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And this is after removing the skin and ribs and drilling the remaining brackets.
Very easy and accurate method.
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:42 PM
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Old 05-04-2015, 02:49 PM
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This is where the sender will mount in the left tank, through the rear baffle and into the second tank bay. I used the spare cover plate and match drilled it to the rear baffle before using my band saw to cut out the stiffener ring. Although I match drilled it to the outside, I will mount it inside, with dimples in the baffle and countersinks in the stiffener as per the ribs.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:41 PM
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Default Progress on the tanks

IMG_0744 by Ed Fleming, on Flickr

Dimpling the tank skins

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Standard pickup in the right tank.

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Anti hangup guides Mark 1.

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How's my dimpling?

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First prosealing
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