Hrs: 14.5

Leading edge skin right wing

Last week I worked on the leading edge skin of the right wing which was more work than anticipated.

It was quite a challenge getting a good fitment. I tried different cleco patterns but always ended with severe oilcanning of the bottom skin near the larger inspection panel. I decided to remove some rivets in rib 8 and 9. After many hours of fiddling around with the skin I was happy with the result.

Cleco’s in:

Rivets in:

Next I removed the blue plastic and cleaned the top skins:

Fuel tank next: