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Old 01-25-2022, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mikeyb View Post
I agonized over that part as well. I used the magnet inserts. I found the hole location I determined with the magnet was inaccurate, particularly near the steel parts of the motor mount. I found it necessary to drill the holes oversize then put a cleco in the hole and trace the outline of each cleco body on the cowling and use the step drill to “walk” the hole to match the cleco circle then push it up to final size.
I bought extra magnet inserts
Once you had the cleco body traced on the cowl and you then used the step drill to get to final size....did you go on faith that the hole was now centered or was there someway to check as you were headed to final size?
Michael Fleming
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