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Date:  10-27-2018
Number of Hours:  2.20
Manual Reference:  C75-FA-1
Brief Description:  Almost finished fuselage bottom

A lot of little tasks that have me almost finished.

Removed about 5 remaining parts labels from the longerons and aft bottom skin.

Riveted the short L-angles C75-f19-3 on left and right that go between longeron and lower inspection hatch.

Clamped, adjusted fit, drilled, and riveted C75-C1-1, the flaperon drive motor bracket. After it was installed I realized I had intended to paint/powder coat this bracket, since it's unprotected steel. Crud. Have to drill-out 18 rivets and then re-install.

Trimmed the fwd and aft ends of both longerons to be flush with skin. Used a cutoff wheel in my dremel tool. Re-installed aft lower skin and riveted in place. Installed lower vertical tail bracket and tie-down ring. Drilled 4 corner holes of this plate to #12 (3/16") size to accomodate 4 AN3A bolts for added strength.

All that's left is install the bolts, install nutplates around the large inspection hatch, and drill-out the flap motor bracket rivets so this can be painted or powder-coated for protection.

Rewarding day.
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Flap motor bracket

Flap motor bracket

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Aft end / tie down ring

Aft end / tie down ring

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fwd; gussets & flap motor bracket riveted

fwd; gussets & flap motor bracket riveted

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