I came out for little while today to sand the last layer of filler and add another.
AC 43.13 says that fuel lines should be supported every 16 inches. I can’t see how it’s possible to span the distance from the aft side of the front door to the clamp on the diagonal tube under the door bottom, so I made up a little tab:
I welded the tab to the outside of the flange, since it was much easier to get to.
Since the metal part slopes inward, the weld bead should clear the fabric. While I was welding in that area, I had to figure out how to remove the headset jacks so that I could get the wires out of the way. This was the solution that I came up with:
The headset cables run through the little hole on the left, so i drilled the big hole on the right and connected the two with a very small version of the Erie Canal. That reminds me of a mule named Sal, and makes me think of Albany and Buffalo, which I usually don’t do on my days off.