Right flap prep

Not a lot to report tonight. Mostly it was a replay of last night – match drilling the right flap top skin, then fitting and drilling the reinforcements for the inboard end. As I expected, it went quite a bit faster the second time around. Once I’d finished getting the right flap to the same point as the left, I needed to prep each inboard flap end for the pushrod attach point. This just involves drilling a previous hole out to 1/4” and then drilling for a nutplate that will mount inside the inboard rib.

With that done, I tore both flaps back down to bare parts, peeled off all the blue vinyl, marked each part, and now everything is ready for a good long deburring session:

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Now to decide whether to keep trucking on the flaps, or go back and start riveting the ailerons together. I’m leaning towards the latter right now, but we’ll see how I feel tomorrow, I suppose…

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