Fuselage - Cabin
Installed a bunch of nutplates on F-706, and installed the right baggage floor.
|Drill the holes in the baggage bulkhead to final size for AN515-8R8 screws. Notice, that the bulkhead has to be taped in place for the last few holes because I don't have any #19 clecos. The screws are just pushed in to position the bulkhead correctly. I guess I could have removed the top bulkhead and installed a few nutplates, but the tape worked ok. Now, to startup the nutplate production line, again.|
|Drilling the F-747 baggage floor to the F-706 bulkhead for rivets and nutplates. Obviously, I have removed the top skin, again.|
|Drilling the backside of F-706 for all of the baggage bulkhead nutplates.|
|I dimpled the nutplate holes in F-706 and F-747, so that means I have to countersink the nutplates. Remember, the last time that I tried to dimple a nutplate, I broke the punch on my #40 dimple dies. This is my crappy setup for countersinking the nutplates.|
|This is better.|
|Ok, both of those were retarded--this works. I ended up with a few cuts on my fingers from spinning nutplates before I did this right.|
|And there you are, 24 nutplates, slightly countersunk, ready to install.|
|Installing nutplates on the right side of F-706.|
|Hard to see here, but all of the top and side nutplates are installed in F-706.|
|F-706 nutplates from the AFT side. Still need to install nutplates in the F-747 baggage floors and the lower part of F-706.|
| Removing the blue vinyl prior to final installation of F-747. |
BTW, you might be wondering just how much we save by removing the blue vinyl, so I weighed the vinyl, and it was 1/2 oz. The baggage floor weighed 16 oz, but there is still vinyl on the other side, so that means 1 oz per pound of metal. That's pretty significant. Hey, you had to ask.
|All of the F-706 and baggage bulkhead nutplates, and the right side baggage floor installed.|
|View from the front. Note, the left side baggage floor is just laying there. Starting to feel sick, again, so that's enough for today.|