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Although several years ago, I recollect that the wing root skins when clecoed to the uninstalled wings looked pretty smooth and unbuckled, a tough job but nicely executed.
Now as I try to install the wing root skins w the wings on the plane, trimming to clear the skylight per the plans and manual. It seems no matter which way I start clecoing them on, I cannot get away from having a stressed, buckled wrinkled mess (and thats just me). I keep coming back to: Am I sure this is the root skin for the wing I am working on, it is of course. And even with the wings installed how do the holes drilled years ago not line up now For and Aft. they must have at one time to give that nice aerodynamic profile I remember.
I would appreciate any advice on how to get this done. So far the port side wing skin (the one I started with) is still in good shape no permanent damage, and trimming still has it contacting the skylight. I am tempted to move to the starboard side, but fear I am going to find the same thing. I would jump into doing the beanie mod or some other fix, but I really would like to get final inspection before doing any further modifications.
Thanks in advance for your consideration of this issue.