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.