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Landing gear cutout

When I received the replacement bottom skin of the right wing I noted that the landing gear cutout was larger than then the skins shipped with the kit. After consulting TAF is was clear that this was an improvement and I had to enlarge the cutout on the left wing as well.

New skin of the right wing:

You can see the cutout is even deeper that the flange of the first rib. Since the skin of the left wing is already riveted I can’t go that deep.

Skin of left wing with the cutout dimensions:

Drilled 2 holes of with the step drill:

With a Dremel it was easy to remove the piece:

Cleanup:

Ready:

Inside view, nicely just before the flange of the first rib: