The tanks continue. All basic preparation of both tank structures is complete. I fabricated the internal stiffeners and disassembled the left tank to prepare the inboard rib for fittings and riveted the access plate reinforcement plate.
Nearly ready to bring out the pro seal. the inboard tank access panel gets sealed with a cork gasket rather than pro seal.
|getting the fly cutter set up for the first time|
|cutting the angle for rough pieces|
|a pile of tank stiffeners|
|cleaned up and sorted tank stiffeners|
|fitting the tank for final match drilling|
|using a #40 reamer to match drill the tank skins to the ribs|
|fitting the tank access panel to the inboard tank rib|
|inboard tank rib for the left wing with the access plate, reinforcement ring, and plate nuts installed|
|tank filler flange and fuel cap|