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Old 06-18-2018, 06:50 PM
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Default Aft fuselage rivet holes not lining up F-711 F-712 F-779

Did anyone else have problems getting the side skins to line up with these rivet holes? I got clecoes in them but I'm thinking if I drill the holes they will probably be less than round, probably acceptable but I'm pondering the idea of just going up to -4 rivets. Any thoughts?

Let me also add that yes I spent hours upon hours manipulating F-779 bottom tail cone skin already, and also clecoed things in every possible order I could think of. Mainly wondering if anyone else went to -4 rivets or see a problem with doing so. Thanks!

aft fuselage by Jereme Carne, on Flickr
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Old 06-18-2018, 09:17 PM
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Default Pain

Yes, major pain. Make sure the bottom flanges on both bulkhead are bent perfectly and fit the bottom skin. I removed and replaced them lots before they fit right. Seems like I had to buy a new set too.
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