Thouhgt I would pass this on for scratch builders mostly. I had a problem pulling down the top section of the flaperon skin after securing the bottom side of the skin. I left off the hinge brackets till after I had lined up and drill rivet holes. What was happening is the 2 little nose ribs were being distorted and bent as I pulled up the skin with the straps. Quick fix was to insert the wooden form blok back into the nose ribs, pull the skin up tite, mark and drill rivets holes. Now when you come to cleco it all back together after deburring you can pull the skin back down in stages and cleco as you go without distorting the nose ribs.Hope it helps somebody.

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Comment by Bryan Ekholm on February 1, 2013 at 12:03am

Same thing happened to me and I resolved this issue in the same way, with the nose rib form blocks in place as I ratcheted down the skin. Luckily, I made a couple extra nose ribs while I was forming them. Good tip. 

Comment by Jesse Hartman on January 31, 2013 at 5:07pm

sweet

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