Flap Construction Log









2/7/98; 6.5 hrs; drilled lightening holes in both flap braces and flap spars; fabricated both sets of flap actuator horns; deburred and scotchbrited all.

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The 2" ScotchBrite wheel in the diegrinder makes quick work of deburring edges.





Here is how the 2" ScotchBrite wheel looks after several hours of deburring edges and holes.


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Here are the 606 A, B, and C parts. These are fabricated from angle and plate stock.




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These are for the left flap. Build two of each, but remember one set is to be a mirror of this set!





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2/12/98; 2.5 hrs; assembled both flaps and drilled skins to skeletons; flaps ready for disassembly, deburring, and dimpling in preparation for riveting.

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Two flaps ready for deburring and dimpling.





2/12/98; 2.5 hrs; disassembled left flap, deburred, dimpled, countersunk as necessary, and began riveting; built and installed V-frame for holding flaps during riveting operations.


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Right flap in V-frame. Don't try riveting the flaps without the cradle!

Cradle is made from tail surface jigs; Just recut the "V" to fit the flap cross-section.



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Ouch!! I never could figure out a way to get my hand in the flap and not have the fingers take a beating from the bucking bar...





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2/13/98; 5.5 hrs; completed assembly and riveting of both flaps.

Flaps now complete.

Total time flaps: 17.0 hrs.


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