Now that the temps and humidity have backed off a bit, hoping to final prep parts tomorrow during the forecasted rain and have two days to prime parts and top coat a few interior panels before leaving for
The F-1224- L&R baggage compartment floors required lots of dimpling where the nutplates are installed to accommodate the removable inspection plates, along with dimpling some of the holes where the side skin attaches to accomidate the flush rivets being used on the RV-12 project.
Dimpling one of many nut plate rivet holes on one of the baggage compartment floor panels.
Using a small diamond file to file the seat belt attach slot on a seat pan.
In a photo that was posted earlier, one could see how the F1270A stiffener plate modification from Van’s is attached to the center channel. To make life easier, I’ve elected not to install flush rivets in this area because the F1270A plates are ultimately hidden by the wings. Because the forward 10 rivet holes on the left and right F-1224 baggage compartment floor panels are behind the F1270A stiffener, they will not be dimpled.