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Old 01-23-2017, 11:00 PM
paul330 paul330 is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Mpumalanga, South Africa
Posts: 977

Lots of small things but a couple of biggies:

- Stick with the standard door seals. I've flown a -10 with them fitted. They work fine and don't look horrendous. I lost count of the number of hours I spent on the doors getting the automotive seal to fit. It almost caused me to quit.

- Once you have the wheel pants fitted, beef up the fiberglass structure around the attach points. Mine started cracking after about 30 hours.

- Think carefully before you drill out a rivet - "will it do?". Don't use an air drill to drill out! Battery drill at low speed. There are many rivets which are really difficult to set. Seriously consider using 1/8" cherries or 7/64" MK319s in these places - you will save a lot of heartache......
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