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Av8rRob 08-23-2018 12:01 AM

Outboard leading edge construction question
 
So, Im thinking about the assembly and riveting of the outboard leading edge got me thinking. Is there any reason I cant back rivet the j-stiffener to the top skins firsts, then slide each rib in to its position prior to riveting them next? What can I say, I like back riveting and will do it when possible 🤪

Bgill 08-23-2018 03:52 AM

OB LE construction ?
 
I considered that approach in a few locations. The reason I did not - is the one rivet in each rib that sits somewhat under the stringer J channel. That rivet is somewhat hidden and difficult (not impossible) to set and inspect.

Working on the same LE section now..

Av8rRob 08-23-2018 02:22 PM

Good point. Oh well I guess Ill stop trying to outsmart the plans 🙄


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