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Monday, November 2, 2015
I started prepping the flap parts. There are multiple The thick parts that need edge smoothing and polishing.
The flap hinge brackets have a set of 4 holes that must be laid out and drilled. I ganged the 4 FL-1007-L brackets and drilled them together on the drill press.
Then I adjusted the flanges on the hinge brackets so they would be parallel. Mine definitely needed adjustment to get them into alignment.
Straight edge held against flange shows several degrees out of parallel
Straight edge alignment after adjusting the flange.
The edges of the nose ribs need to be rounded on the buffer.