Finishing door

posted Apr 17, 2012, 8:04 AM by Bill Thomasson
Riveted door together and added stiffeners to closeout panel.
 
Attached hinge.
Door closed.  Tape is holding it shut as I have not purchased the lock yet.
Door Open.
I don't have any pictures as I alighned the door.  There are many reports of it sagging 1/16 of an inch after you rivet it, but I just made sure the fuselage hinge was jammed hard up against the door side of the hinge (so it could not settle after the tape holding the door in place was removed).  After riveting, it slides right into place right in the center of the frame.  I used tape and popsical sticks to hold the door in place while match drilling the fueselage hinge.
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