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Old 03-08-2016, 10:25 PM
Aero_Octaveus Aero_Octaveus is offline
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Default Inboard tank rib tooling holes

Ok...Silly question here. I've been researching as much as I can but cannot find the answer. Do I need to worry about edge distance to the tooling holes when attaching the T-407 ring and the T-405 angle to the tank rib? Almost all of the build logs show the one rivet for the stiffener ring nutplate awfully close to that tooling hole. Don't know if I should rotate the ring slightly, but that affects the anti-hangup guide a bit.
Do I need to be concerned with the flop tube hole. My gut says I might be ok there.

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Old 03-09-2016, 09:48 AM
Ralph Inkster Ralph Inkster is offline
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Not a problem. The holes are not stress points & the sealant you apply between the metal sandwich structure fills the holes in.
built a few RVs, rebuilt a few more, hot rodded more, & maintained/updated a big bunch more
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:55 AM
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Default Problem solved

Originally Posted by Ralph Inkster View Post
Not a problem. The holes are not stress points & the sealant you apply between the metal sandwich structure fills the holes in.
I was getting a headache trying to remember what I did there. Thanks.
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