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8/22/2011 12:24:19 PM
Phase I - Sheet Metal Repairs (Completed Aug. 10, 2011)

2011-7-20  CAPAOA members fly to Compton airport and meet the mechenics in charge of CAF-4 phase I repairing.

2011-7-20 華人飛行協會成員飛抵洛杉磯康普頓機場檢視空軍四號第一階段修理情形.  並與維修技師討論修理細節.

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Sheet metal man Chuck showing Robin his plan to repair right flap
Sheet metal man Chuck showing Robin his plan to repair right flap
CAPAOA selected Aircraft Rebuilder of Compton Airport for the Phase 1 repairs. Phase 1 repairs include most required sheet metal works:
1. Right flap;
2. Firewall and its brackets;
3. Right fuselage longeron; and
4. Left wing bottom skin.
Fuselage; you can see the crease clearly in this picture
Fuselage; you can see the crease clearly in this picture
The force of impact damaged the right fuselage longeron which resulted a visible crease on the right fuselage. The initial inspection missed this damage, and we did not notice it during recovery until the plane had arrived in El Monte.
Right fuselage longeron 
Right fuselage longeron
The longeron has a visible but not very noticeable crack toward right front corner of the cabin.
More surprise!!!
More surprise!!!
Right longeron toward right rear of the cabin also has a crease and crack caused by the force of impact. No one saw this damage until disassembly had begone. The longeron damage resulted sheet metal repair costing significantly more then first anticipated.
Right longeron front cabin corner after disassembly 
Right longeron front cabin corner after disassembly
Right longeron rear cabin corner after disassembly 
Right longeron rear cabin corner after disassembly
Riveting everything back together
Riveting everything back together
New right longeron splice installed
New right longeron splice installed
Right longeron damage to the right rear corner repaired
Right longeron damage to the right rear corner repaired
Right flap skin patched
Right flap skin patched
Repaired firewall showing newly installed brackets
Repaired firewall showing newly installed brackets
Deliver CAF-4 fuselage back to El Monte from Compton
Deliver CAF-4 fuselage back to El Monte from Compton
Right side fuselage skin is now free of any crease
Right side fuselage skin is now free of any crease
Another view from the rear showing the now crease free right fuselage skin 
Another view from the rear showing the now crease free right fuselage skin
Left wing bottom skin patched
Left wing bottom skin patched
Dick and Chuck were installing the repaired right flap in El Monte
Dick and Chuck were installing the repaired right flap in El Monte
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