I was surprised this evening to find one of the pre-punched holes in one of the elevator skin out of alignment. It was a full 1/16" out. The other three skins were correct. I assumed at first that I had messed something up, but it wasn't me this time.
|Figure #1, Clecos in the skin and a ruler show the alignment issue.|
|Figure #2, The rib with the bad hole. The top-left of the mangled hole is where Van's expected the hole on the skin to be. The bottom-right of the mangled hole is where the hole in the skin actually was.|
|Figure #3, Plate only with the hole matched to the skin.|
|Figure #4, Plate riveted to the rib.|
|Figure #6, Rib with hole moved to match skin clecoed in place.|