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Monday January 15, 2007
I removed plastic from the servo motor stiffener and access plate, and melted the plastic off of rivet lines on the actual elevator. I also deburred the edges of the trim servo stiffener cutout in the elevator skin itself.
All of the left elevator stiffeners are now dimpled...
I also dimpled the servo motor stiffener and access plate for the #6 screws as well as the normal AN426-AD3 rivet holes that will attach the stiffener to the skin. Unfortunately, the access plate is not sitting flush against the stiffener. The #6 screw hole dimples on the stiffener aren't deep enough, apparently, and keep the access plate pushed out a bit.
Here you see the small gap.
I posted to the VAF boards about the problem and got a few tips. I'll see how they work out later.
For kicks, I clecoed the whole thing together on the skin to see how it looks.
The trim tab servo motor sits on a pair of Z-brackets right in this spot with its actuator sticking out through that hole.