Sealing the Left Tank Access Cover

Another quick build session.  I first wanted to do a initial water leak test, but that proved to be a bad idea.  Well, using the cork gasket as a temporary seal instead of sealant on the access plate proved to be a bad idea.  I filled the tank up with … Continue reading

Left Tank Closing Prep Work

Just a quick prep work session tonight.  I had a few things to get done before I do the water leak test.  The time lapse didn’t catch much due to the angle, but here it is anyways. I started off by pulling the masking tape off the fittings, and then … Continue reading

Riveting Left Tank Inboard Outer Rib

LOTS of work done in this session!  I had to capture it in two time lapse videos, Here is the first video: The second covers the last bits, found below.  I started the session by dry fitting the outer rib and then trimming the last little bits of excess on … Continue reading

Left Tank Miscellaneous Sealing Work

Good progress tonight! I wrapped up a few miscellaneous things that needed to be done before riveting the inboard outer rib. Here is the time lapse: The first thing I did was to test fit all the accessories and fittings on the inner rib to make sure I had everything … Continue reading

Riveting and Sealing Outboard Rib Left Tank

The goal for tonight was to get the outboard rib sealed and riveted.  I started out with a bit of miscellaneous work first though. I did capture another time lapse, and heres that video: I fixed up the fuel return line, and cut it to the right length, and then … Continue reading

Riveting the Left Tank Ribs – Part 2

Got a lot done tonight! I finished up the larger riveting job on these inner ribs.  I had three left from the last session, so I finished those last three up tonight. Heres the timelapse: My tools were already ready to go from the last session, so I jumped right … Continue reading

Sealing the Left Tank Inner Ribs

After a short break from the previous build session today, I came back down to get the inner ribs sealed and cleco’ed in the left tank.  This will set me pretty good to do some riveting on them tomorrow and Monday.  I would love to have this left tank ready … Continue reading