09-25 rolling leading edges (how close is enough?)
I rolled my elevator leading edges today using 1" then 3/4" steel pipes, and wanted a few eyes on, as I think I have them good to rivet, but want some other opinions.
They were pretty easy to cleco, and I have one picture of some internal waves on the btm skin, but I was able to massage a bit while cleco'd and got that wave worked out back smooth. Top skins are all looking really good, flush, no gaps, so I think it's looking good.
My main question is, should I rivet now, or continue massaging to get the holes closer without help with the clecos. I know there shouldn't be a lot of force, but how much is too much? I'm a little afraid to continue messing with it, and risk the current great look while cleco'd. But there is a gap if I take the cleco's out.
Build Started 12/31/21-
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