August 18, 2018 – I’ve finished the Skybolt fasteners for the cowl. There’s a few fit and finish items I have to try to take care of.
After drilling the actual fastener holes in the top cowl for the split lines that run fore and aft, I had to fill the cleco holes.
Meanwhile, I moved the flanges to the inside of the lower cowl, then I countersunk the rivet holes.
I prepped and deburred the flanges and clecoed them in place for installation.
I riveted them in place, and then installed the fasteners, and tried the fit of the entire cowl.
Pretty cool. I made adjustments on a few of the fasteners all the way around, and I had two receptacles that needed to be changed to floating receptacles. I installed and adjusted those.
My biggest problem right now is that I have a pretty healthy gap of about 1/8″ at the outboard leading edges of the cowl on both sides. I’m going to try just to add material to the top cowl at that location.