Originally Posted by kbalch
OK, I think I figured it out. Both of those nutplates are for empennage fairing attachment and will be installed later in conjunction with the fairing.
Is that right?
Please see page 12-12, Step 4, Figure 2.
The nutplates are not installed prior to the F-01496 Empennage Fairing so as to accommodate match drilling as shown below and described further in this blog post
. The two forwardmost silver, #40, clecos represent the nutplates of interest. If those nutplates were in place, you would be unable to properly match drill the fairing.