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Old 12-24-2020, 04:08 PM
1949MGTC 1949MGTC is offline
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Default Pg 10-14 Breaking Edge of Skins of Tailcone?

The first note on page 10-14 says to break the edges of the skin that will overlap. Looking at the F-01473 side skins it looks like the complete bottom edge needs to have an edge break. What about the forward, aft and top portions of the side skins? Do all four sides need an edge break? Any advice is appreciated.

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Old 12-24-2020, 09:29 PM
VA Maule VA Maule is offline
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Break the edge that will be exposed/seen in the finished product. The breaking of the edges is so when riveted the seem stays tight, without the slightest breaking of the edge the top skin will curl up ever so slightly leaving an unsightly edge fit.
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Old 12-24-2020, 09:45 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
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And remember, if you can see the break, it is verging on too-severe. You really want a very minor break.
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