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Sealing the fuel tanks – Part 2

This morning I riveted on the stiffeners, tank drain and fuel cap flange on the right skin. This time I used a slightly different method that was a bit cleaner, easier and faster. Instead of completing all work on 1 stiffener (i.e. applying sealant, twirling rivets, setting the rivets, filleting the edges and adding more sealant to the rivet heads) I completed each phase for a whole row of stiffeners. I found this method to be much more enjoyable/easier.

Right tank stiffeners set

I’m ready to set the ribs in the tanks now.

Build time 3 hours.

About gstrack

Husband and father of 2. Control & Instrumentation Engineer. Flying nut. Gadget geek.


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