Fuselage - Cabin
Finished riveting the baggage floors, and prepared the baggage bulkhead for the seat belt cable wear blocks.
|Final inspection before closing up the left baggage floor.|
|Both F-747 baggage floors riveted in place and all F-706 nutplates installed. Getting ready to try some screws in the nutplates. I like to run a screw and some Bolube into each nutplate.|
|Baggage bulkhead screwed-on, with a screw in every nutplate. Those bottom inside holes with the MS21051 nutplates on F-706 needed to be reamed out to fit.|
|All the parts needed to make the seat belt cable wear blocks.|
|Cut the notches in the bottom of F-652 for the cable. Now, to fit the wear blocks.|
|Drilled the F-6114C wear blocks, and cut the notches. They're cleco'd together to ensure that that they are identical (as if that matters).|
Oops! Those two holes that I drilled for the nutplates are not supposed to go through the F-652 bulkhead. You do need to drill a hole through F-652 for a screw that goes into the nutplate attached to the F-751 lower baggage bulkhead. Unfortunately, but those holes are for the rivet that holds the nutplate. That's what you call a show plane stopper--oh, well.
|Drill the F-652 upper baggage bulkhead from the backside, using the holes in the F-6114C block as a guide.|
|Now we can drill F-6114B to the top of the lower baggage bulkhead after it's position is marked and it is clamped in place.|
|And let's not forget those darn nutplates.|
|Took Dan's advice, and drilled the holes in the F-6114 aluminum strip before cutting it up for square washers.|
|Four of the square washers cleco'd onto the right side, with the cable protruding out the back of the wear blocks. Man, what a pain filing all of those washers.|
|Cable protruding from the front, it works. Notice, that I managed to install the wear block slightly off center. Those cable blocks are slippery devils. It must have moved a little when I went to drill it from the backside. Should have tapped it in place. Ok, that's enough mistakes for today.|