Empennage - Elevator
9/11/03 - 9/20/03: I broke my 3/32" dimple punch dimpling a nut plate. If you are going to dimple a nutplate, you need to grind down the dimple punch. Better yet, just countersink the nutplate.
|Debur, debur, debur all over again. Here's half of about 12 hours of work.|
|Here's the other half of 12 hours of work.|
Do not try to dimple nutplates! No more dimpling 3/32" holes for the next week.
|Here's the trim tab access plate with the nut plates installed--after countersinking the nutplates.|
|Here's the results of the new back-rivet set. This does not look so bad, but the other rivets are not so nice.|