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Old 07-20-2018, 03:09 PM
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Default Aft fuselage longeron nutplates...

I got my left-side top side skin clecoed on this afternoon and noticed that I'm missing a couple of nutplates on each side of the aft fuse.

Looking back at page 10-20, you can see that there's one nutplate not installed and another one (not visible on this drawing) forward of that. The forward-most nutplate underlies the aft corner of the top side skin.

When do those two nutplates (and their mates on the other side) get installed? The forward one has to happen prior to top side skin riveting, right?
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Old 07-20-2018, 03:54 PM
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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?
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Old 07-20-2018, 04:01 PM
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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.

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