Sat May 24 2008

Straightening center section ribs

Today I took the center section back apart and straightened the F-725, F-726, and F-727 baggage compartment floor ribs.

The F-725 ribs sit at an angle to the centerline of the fuselage, so I set my angle transfer tool to the angle shown in the plans and used it to check the bend angle of the end flanges of these ribs. Boy, that didn't make much sense, did it?

I also fluted / straightened the F-716 seat ribs.

Then I clecoed the center section back together. I also clecoed on the bottom skin, F-776 bottom skin, but didn't get a photo of that.