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Old 09-25-2018, 02:35 PM
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Question F-796A Fuel Tank Bracket Install

So I'm working to get to the point of fitting my -7 wings.

Previously I had fashioned and temporarily installed the F-796 tank attach shims and angles. The plans spell out doing the final drilling and bolting when the wing is fitted. BUT I see in different builders logs where the F-796A bracket is fitted beforehand.

Sooo...wait for the wing fit or knock this out now and do the final bracket bending when fitting the wing??
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:00 PM
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Michael, definitely recommend drilling that now while you have excellent access. You can always adjust the bend slightly on the bracket itself later after the wings were installed. Mine only needed a slight tweaking. Rob
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:50 PM
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Michael, definitely recommend drilling that now while you have excellent access. You can always adjust the bend slightly on the bracket itself later after the wings were installed. Mine only needed a slight tweaking. Rob
Thanks Rob!
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Wings completed 12/2017 (sans fiberglass)
Started on QB fuselage 01/2018
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Old 09-26-2018, 08:30 PM
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Yep I have heard the same thing from others so I went ahead and did mine before I flipped the canoe.
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