Wing - Right Fuel Tank
End ribs, vent line, and final inspection before the baffle. We had a few problems today. The first problem was with the snap bushings for the fuel vent line. A few days ago, I cut a notch out of the snap bushings so the wire for the capacitive senders would fit in the bushings along with the vent tube. After I notched each SB, I put them all back into a container. They get in the way of riveting if you leave them in the ribs. Yesterday, I was at least smart enough to install the snap bushings before I installed the wires for the capacitive senders, but I was not smart enough to make sure that each SB that had a wire going through it, also had a notch. This was not a real big problem. I could still use an exacto knife to cut a notch in the snap bushings while they were in place, even with the wires running through them. The other way is easier, though.
The other problem that I ran into was with the T-405 tank attach bracket on the inboard rib. Last week, when I fabricated this part, I spent a lot of time making it fit nicely up against the front of the rib. Then I thought to myself, "I better leave some room for the rivets in the rib," so I moved it back a little, filed it some, and then drilled it to the nose rib. Today, after putting goop on the bracket and trying to cleco it to the rib, I discovered that it would not fit because of the rivets along the edge of the rib. I spent 10 minutes filing it down and getting it to align with the holes. It's a good thing that I didn't drill it where I had originally fit it. I would have spent an hour filing it down while the ProSeal was setting up.
Where's the notch?
|Threading the vent tube throught the snap bushings.|
|Out the other end, and bend it up a little, you don't want it underwater, so to speak.|
After filing T-405 for awhile, the final fit was very nice.
|Looks good here.|
|ProSeal the wires to the vent tube.|
|Make sure the end rib has plenty of ProSeal on the inside at the nose.|
|And the outside, too.|
|Final inspection, to be sure that the tooling hole is covered. Ok, we're ready for the baffle, but I'm too tired today.|