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Date:  8-5-2012
Number of Hours:  5.20
Manual Reference:  p 7-7
Brief Description:  Left Fuel Tank

After another day of the sealant setting up, the last three inboard ribs were ready to rivet. The clecoes came out relatively clean, and the sealant "nibs" left behind pulled off easily. The consistency was about that of stiff putty. They were pliable, but had set to the point that they wouldn't smear. It was a relatively easy process to clean up the holes, apply a dab of sealant in the dimples, and insert and set the rivets. After all the riveting was complete, I went back and encapsulated every shop head and filled a few voids in the filleting.

The process from here as I see it now will be to flare and install the vent line, install the sender plates, install the fittings and reinforcement ring on the inboard end rib, then install the end ribs. Hopefully I can get these items done this week so I can get the baffle done next weekend.

Rivets Today: 99
Rivets Total: 3081
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Last six rivets inserted in the last interior rib.

Last six rivets inserted in the last interior rib.

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Bay #2 (counting from inboard) filleted, riveted, and rivets encapsulated.

Bay #2 (counting from inboard) filleted, riveted, and rivets encapsulated.

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