Today the plan was to break the edges of the tail cone skins as per the plans. However, realizing that idea was a bit premature, decided it prudent to spend a few hours deburring all of the tail cone skins before breaking the edges.
Finding places to keep all 9 of the tail cone’s
9 foot long skins was the biggest challenge as all the pieces were fished out of the
shipping crate one by one for deburring. Most all of the skins were fairly
smooth to begin with and required very little major filing … but hand filing in the
nooks and crannies was required along with running the Scotch-brite wheel down
all the edges.
All of the skins except one have a built in J stiffener
and are fairly easy to handle … however, the top skin has no built in stiffeners
and moving it around is akin to handling a 9 foot long wet noodle … it even droops
over both edges of the bench.
Filing the edges of one of the tail cone’s bottom
Deburring one of the tail cone’s side skins with
grinder using a small Scotch-brite wheel.