<December 7, 2006>

More Flap Drilling

A little bit more flap drilling tonight. I started by fabricating some shims, using them between the rear spar and ribs, then I started the assembly of the left flap.

After inserting the appropriate thickness shim between the rib and spar, I clamped it together, and drilled using my 6" #30 bit. When this was complete, I match drilled the bottom skin to the ribs and spar.

I started the left flap by clecoing the ribs to the spar. I didn't cleco on the bottom skin this time.

Clamp and drill, clamp and drill.

And again, the ribs don't touch the rear spar. I have more shims to make tomorrow.