I installed the front bottom skins in two pieces. The 3M glue just seems to slow the whole process down... each side is about 4 hrs work to rivet in and the 3M has about a 5 hr working time with 1 - 2 day cure. Installing the rear bottom skin in one piece was 10 hr ordeal working alone in the garage.

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Comment by Andre Levesque on September 30, 2011 at 10:40am
Humm..the bottom skin is divided in two?  That's a long seem to glue and rivet. Would it be possible to bend in a single piece to 3/4 of the float and the aft with another single piece to limit the seems.??
Comment by Andre Levesque on September 30, 2011 at 10:38am

Bob, is there any requirements in terms of keeping the shop to a certain temperature for the glue to set . I know for a fact that big swing in temperature has an effect on hole alignments in aluminum !!    I  learnt that the hard way...



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