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 February 3, 2021

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When to Install the Actuator Platenut.

I put the actuator platenut on the inboard ribs before I started the final assembly of the flap. This was not the right thing to do. That little platenut gets in the way of one of the rivets on the bottom skin. There was no way to get in there and buck that rivet so I have two more blind rivets in my flaps. No big deal but I may be able to save someone else from this same problem.

The right way to put those together would be to rivet the inboard rib to the bottom skin then install the platenut and actuator bracket plate. This way you get that little skin rivet in place before you have the platenut in the way.

If anybody tries this suggestion and has a problem with it would you please let me know so I can take it off this website.

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 February 3, 2021