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Spacer for RF-CF overlap

6 holes on each side need a spacer to prevent the skin bulging inwards and preventing unnecessary stress on the underlying flanges.

This illustrates the gaps between the skin and the flanges:

To prevent multiple spacers I designed one single spacer with multiple thicknesses and a required taper:

CAM was quite some work because it requires 2 operations (front and back) so a soft jaw was needed to be machined as well.
From stock 6061-T6 the parts were machined:

Test fit of the part:

Inside view with the skin attached:

Final check to confirm that the skin is flush now: