Sunday December 18th, 2005|
More Subpanel Prep
Ok, so messed up a part because I misinterpreted the plans. The center canopy seal attach angle does NOT get cuts like the sides, it gets fluted, so I needed to remake the angle. I just cut a new piece of stock to the proper length, clamped the angles together and drilled them.
Then I marked the fluting locations and drilled the piece to the subpanel. Unfortunately now I don't have enough .025 angle stock to finish boths sides.
So I went ahead and clecoed on the forward top skin and drilled it to all the angles, etc. Let me just say that if you've already riveted the firewall recess on at this point, you relaly screwed up. I think it's the only wait to hold the reinforcment angles (none of which are pre-punched).
What is this? Well, let's just say it's the reason I quit working for the night. I made this mess while trying to drill out the angle that attaches the forward top skin rib to the firwall. Let's just say that stainless steel is VERY, VERY VERY sharp. Stupid move. New rule...if I'm working anywhere near the edges of the firwall I'm going to wear gloves.