<October 27, 2005>

Drilled & Primed Tie-Downs

More tie-down stuff tonight. First I drilled the holes to attach the nutplates to the tie-downs, then I primed the parts. Since I was up really early this morning, I was pretty tired and called it a night. Besides, I will let the parts dry overnight before handling them.

I insterted some short AN3 bolts into the holes to keep the parts together and the nutplates in position, then I drilled one hole, inserted a cleco and then drilled the other. Pretty easy stuff.

After deburring and countersinking the holes, I wiped the parts down with MEK to clean the, then primed the them with SEM. Good night!