Tie Down Assembly

January 19th, 2018, 7h

I finally got a metal blade, so we were able to work on the tie down assembly:

  • Cut the tie down spacers.
  • Smoothed the edges.
  • Clamped the spacers to the front spar with the tie down and drilled the holes for the bolts.
  • bolted the platenuts and drilled holes for the platenuts.
  • Deburred.
  • countersunk
  • Primed the surface between the spacers and the tie down.
  • rivets the platenuts to the spacers and tie down.
  • fitted the tie down assembly, but it did not fit.  The holes must have shifted lightly during the drilling.
  • Grinded the edges of the spacers to get them to fit.


  • Then, I cut down the edges of the back spar attachments, and smoothed them.

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