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Old 08-26-2018, 12:57 PM
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Default Good news / bad news...

I leak tested my left tank today.

Good news: I only had two small leaks in the lower corners just forward and aft of the tank attach bracket. An easy fix with a bit more sealant.

Bad news: I began mounting the tank on the wing and got all the bolts in and torqued before noticing that I need to file the inboard edge a bit where it abuts the leading edge skin. All those bolts have to come out. Argh.

Could be worse, but still...
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:20 PM
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I leak tested my left tank today.

Good news: I only had two small leaks in the lower corners just forward and aft of the tank attach bracket. An easy fix with a bit more sealant.

Bad news: I began mounting the tank on the wing and got all the bolts in and torqued before noticing that I need to file the inboard edge a bit where it abuts the leading edge skin. All those bolts have to come out. Argh.

Could be worse, but still...
Sorry to hear about all those bolts having to come out, but great news that your tank was mostly leak-free!

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