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Builder:
  Carl Peterson
Location:
  Goodyear, AZ - USA
Aircraft:
  Bearhawk 4-place "A"
Total Build Hours:
  310
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/PetersonBear/

Date:  09-30-2021
Number of Hours:  6.00
Short Description:  AUX fuel tanks - Pt 2

After completing the cuts for the aux tanks, I radiused the corners and smoothed the edges. Then I drilled out every other rivet along the edges of the cutout for the cover attachment screws.

Using 0.025" 2024-T3 aluminum, I fabricated two covers and drilled them to match the fastener holes in the wing.

Of course, I proved to myself the old sayings of "measure twice, cut once" and "read before you assemble" still held true. :(

Due to very stupid mistakes, I made 3 sets of covers before they were correct and AFTER drilling out the existing rivets I read the builders manual where it suggested drilling new holes for the cover in BETWEEN the existing rivets.

I spent some time considering the possible ramifications of using the fastener holes as I had drilled them out versus reinstalling fasteners and drilling new holes for nutplates located in between the existing rivets. In the end, I could not see any structural reason why I could not continue as planned.










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