Tuesday May 17th, 2005|
Continued Deburring/Dimpling Aft Fuse Parts
The garage is still a mess from the carpet move, but I had to get out today and at least do something w/ the project, so I went out and continue deburring/dimpling the aft fuselage components. Boy, there are a lot of holes in these parts! It's not that there are that many rivets, it's just that there are long lines of holes that rivet three or four pieces together. Since you deburr each side of each piece, that means that for a four-piece rivet line you must deburr 2 sides x 4 holes x N rivets. So, for a rivet run of say, 30 rivets you must deburr 240 times! There are many runs of rivets here (for example along the stringer lines) where there are maybe runs of 100 or more rivets...and that's a conservative guess. There are probably more like 150 or so. Maybe one day I'll count them and put them here.
I also decided to use the edge forming tool on the side skins. It seems like that's a place where it may not sit perfectly level and may want to turn up so I decided to use it here. This picture is a bit blurry, but if you look closely you can see the 'bevel' just a little.