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Tailcone Service Bulletin

I’ve had the tailcone finished for many years now and I’ve been waiting for a good time to complete the 08-6-1 service bulletin from Vans. The service bulletin is for possible cracks in the F-1010 bulkhead and calls for adding doublers.

I needed to add an antenna doubler to the belly of the rear tail for the VOR/LOC/GS antenna, so figured now was a good time to do the service bulletin.

First task was to remove all the rivets from the F-1014 deck and peel it back for access to the bulkhead.

Tail Service Bulletin

Next the doublers were match drilled to the bulkhead.

Tail Service Bulletin

Doublers primed and riveted to the bulkhead.

Tail Service Bulletin

I still need to finish the antenna doubler, so after that I’ll be able to button back up the F-1014 deck.