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Old 03-21-2016, 11:14 AM
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Default Holes around door opening on fuselage

I have a quick built fuselage. While fitting the cabin top I just noticed a series of holes, not dimpled, but in the series of set flush rivets that follow the door section in the fuselage. There is a total of 14 per side, starting from above the rear vent, then following around the door and then up along the front door channel. Is this for something later? Or is it pay back from the workers in the Philippines.
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Old 03-21-2016, 11:26 AM
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Something for later

With the cabin top on, you will enlarge these to AN3 size holes for screw/bolts to bolt the cabin top to the body of the plane.
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Didn't have a QB fuse, but if they are the same holes that are left open out of section 29, then those holes are the ones left open to locate the doors when you are fitting them to the fuse in section 45.
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:26 PM
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If the holes are on the fuselage skin side, they are for locating the doors. DO NOT enlarge them for an AN3 bolt as they are supposed to be riveted AFTER the doors are mounted...
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If the holes are on the fuselage skin side, they are for locating the doors. DO NOT enlarge them for an AN3 bolt as they are supposed to be riveted AFTER the doors are mounted...

YEs, guess it depends on the holes you are talking about. Either way I assumed you would follow plans before enlarging any holes.
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:00 PM
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On the sides so probably for the doors.

I will check that section tonight. Thanks
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Old 03-21-2016, 02:07 PM
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If on the skin, then door alignment.
If on the inside surfaces then for bolts to mount the top, done at end of fitting.

Either way they are probably not quickbuild mistakes.
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Bringing this old thread back to life for a minute --

The holes on the sides of the fuselage that are used to hold the doors in place while fitting - what do we do with them when finished? I don't see anything else in the plans for these. Do we just fill them with body filler? Drill to #30 size and pull a rivet in them? Dimple and buck a rivet?

I've looked a couple of times through many sections, and I don't see any further info about these after the doors are fitted.

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Old 10-02-2021, 07:37 PM
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I put rivets in mine.
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Old 10-02-2021, 08:33 PM
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A while ago, but from memory I just treated them like the rest of the holes and dimpled them and countersunk the longeron.
Left the rivets out as per the callouts then when the cabin top went on for the 153rd and final time and the doors were trimmed I put rivets in them.
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