<November 14, 2006>

Reworked Right Tank/LE Seam

Since last nights work was such a success, I decided to tackle the right wing tonight. Same process tonight; I drilled out the forward four rivets, fabricated a shim of .025 to go between the inboard LE rib and splice plate, then re-riveted. It was pretty easy and I am very pleased with the results.

Here is the shim I fabricated from .025. I tapered or beveled the ends down on the belt sander.

After. Much better, the tank skin pillowing is gone.