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Building another fuel tank

Parts for building a new left fuel tank arrived.

The solution for the misalignment of the holes in the fuel tank skin and main spar is to build a new left fuel tank.
TAF created a special skin for me where the misaligned holes are not drilled so I can drill them myself at the correct location.
Great service from TAF!

After 2 months the parts arrived:

After unpacking I de-burred the ribs. These ribs have a higher revision number and don’t need drilling or enlarging holes like I had to do on the first tank:

It’s important to make sure the flanges are curved / round otherwise it’s difficult to get the ribs in!

The fit from the ribs and the skin is good:

Test fit on the wing:

This went much faster than the first tank.