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Rivet RF side skins

The primer was cured so it was time to rivet the side skins.

I noted that the first vertical rivet line had 3 mm holes in the right skin and 4 mm holes in the left skin and also the underlying structure. Easy fix; ream to 4 mm and debur:

Next I cleco’d the skins to the structure and used as many as rivets as possible to have the best possible alignment:

Before pulling the trigger of the rivetgun I double checked the alignment (within 0.1 degrees aligned):

Here a photo of the notch I made in the skin to have a better fit for the rivet that is right on the edge:

And a photo of the transition to the rear skin on the bottom side:

I’m happy that the side skins are finally on: