Forward fuselage access panels complete

We primed the access rings and covers, then riveted nutplates on the rings:

Access rings and covers primed and ready to install

Much later, while doing sealant for the tailcone top forward skin, we also riveted the access rings in place, and created the gasket for sealing the covers (so no water sips in through those openings):

Access rings riveted in place, applying/cleaning cover sealant

Covers in place with sealant, wrapped in plastic

Gaskets formed under covers

And that completes section OP-48 (minus final-attaching the covers in place).

Time lapse:

Total forward fuselage access panel rivets: 112
Total forward fuselage access panel time: 8.5h

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