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I beams in,,,yippie

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 10:34 pm
by scubarider
Wow, after much work on the prep side to put in the "I" beams the first three went in without a hitch.  But the fourth and final... :evil:
After 3 hours of trying, resanding/MEK/WD-40, finally got a friend with a much LARGER sander...two more passes and yippie...all "I" beams in.
Just thought you might want to know.  :wink:
Dennis

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 1:09 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
That's cool.
The ice for the beams and mild heating of the spar tubes helped us a lot and they could be tapped right in.

strut braces

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:02 pm
by scubarider
Got the strut braces on.  Man what a mess that was.  Recommend loads of gloves, MEK and time.  All done though!  :lol:
Dennis

PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 12:31 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
No doubt about the mess.
We upgraded to Cherry Max solid rivets for the I-beam penetrations, the rest are standard pop rivets.