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Date:  2-6-2013
Number of Hours:  1.00
Manual Reference:  p 7-10
Brief Description:  Left Aileron

Tonight I started riveting the left aileron skeleton. First, I dimpled the #40 holes in the spar and reinforcement plates for flush rivets that attach the main ribs. Since the plate dimples will nest in the spar dimples, I used standard dies on the plates, and substructure dies on the spar. (As I'm writing this, I realize the rib flange will have to be dimpled too, so I'll go back and re-dimple the assembly with tank dies, and dimple the rib with the substructure dies.)

I then riveted the inboard three holes attaching the plates to the spar, and riveted the -3 nutplate to the inboard end of the spar. I use NAS reduced head rivets on the nutplate, and countersunk the reinforcement plate with a few turns of the deburring tool. I finished up by blind riveting the nose ribs to the counterbalance pipe.

Rivets Today: 10
Rivets Total: 6586
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Setup for riveting the aileron bracket reinforcement plates to the left spar.

Setup for riveting the aileron bracket reinforcement plates to the left spar.

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