Thu Apr 9 2009

Deburring fuselage components

After deburring all the holes on the left and right tailcone side skins and seaming the appropriate edges, I started work on the center section bottom skin. Here I'm using a new method to remove the blue plastic. I think I saw this on VAF, although I can't remember for sure. It takes a few extra minutes to tape the edge of the plastic to the PVC conduit, but once that's done, it's a snap to roll the plastic right off. Definitely saves a lot of effort.

By the end of the evening (actually about 3:00am) I had the edges of this skin deburred. Tomorrow I'll deburr the holes. Then only three more skins to debur prior to riveting the fuselage together.