Riviting the Cowling Piano Hinge

Tonight I finished up the major construction on the cowling by riviting the piano hinges to the cowling.  I started by setting up the countersink and countersinking the fiberglass.  I borrowed a friends pneumatic squeezer to squeeze the rivits.  That helped a ton and my hands thanked me for not having to hand sqeeze all those rivits. I re-installed the cowling and it looks great.  Just before I installed the cowling I made a template to mark the location of the dipstick door.  I traced it onto the cowling after install and when I have some time I will cut it out and install an aluminum door using some spare piano hinge.  All in all a good day


Time spent 2.5 hours total time spent 69.5 hours

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