Left HS Skin

Time: 4 Hours
I was able to build up the substructure for the left half of the HS. This included match drilling all the connections.

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Next up was wrapping that structure with the skin. This includes a lot of Cleko’s. I’m sure glad I invested in a pneumatic Cleko gun. That tool saves a lot of time vs the hand pliers.

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Next up was to insert the middle rib, HS-405 and the forward rib, HS-404. These are then marked so that you can drill them using the skin as a guide. This went fast and wasn’t too hard. However I may have an issue with edge distance on the forward upper and lower flange on HS-405. I will consult with the pros tomorrow and see what they think.

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You can see the area I’m concerned about in this photo. It is the edge distance on the bottom and left to right (aft to forward).

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Overall I’m happy with my progress today! Here is the results:

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