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Old 08-19-2018, 07:09 AM
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Default Four missing holes?

The plans state that there are four holes in the F-788 gusset and F-706 bulkhead that need drilled using the FWD top skin as the guide. Uhhhhhh... I did not find these four holes while drilling. The pic below shows all of the holes in F-788 and they were all there already. Anyone else notice this while doing their top skins or am I missing something?

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Old 08-19-2018, 09:31 AM
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Default Missing holes

I ran into several places on the fuse where steps were already done. I just said a silent thank you and moved on. I don't remember that one though.
If you want some extra holes, feel free to drive down and take some.
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Old 08-19-2018, 10:04 AM
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Consider yourself lucky. When we built back in the late '80s our kit came with NO holes whatsoever. Not even lightning holes in the ribs.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:00 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. When we built back in the late '80s our kit came with NO holes whatsoever. Not even lightning holes in the ribs.
That way they could charge you more, since you were getting more aluminum....
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:06 PM
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Haha very good guys, just thought I would make sure I wasn't missing something.

On a side note, sometimes I wish holes weren't drilled, like those dang rear fuselage bulkheads that no one in this world seems to get lined up properly.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:09 PM
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That way they could charge you more, since you were getting more aluminum....
Yeah, that's how I got rich. Selling all that scrap aluminum.
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Old 08-19-2018, 12:12 PM
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Consider yourself lucky. When we built back in the late '80s our kit came with NO holes whatsoever. Not even lightning holes in the ribs.
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That way they could charge you more, since you were getting more aluminum....
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Yeah, that's how I got rich. Selling all that scrap aluminum.
I am sure glad back when I built that we did not have to make our own aluminum.
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