Deburring the Bottom Wing Skins

A quick update on this one. I’ve decided to do one big priming session this weekend to be efficient. Planning on priming all the bottom wing skins, the aileron brackets, flap braces and aileron gap seals all in one go.  So, I needed to get the deburring work done on … Continue reading

Deburring Flap Braces Seals and Aileron Seals

I did a little work on the W-721 flap braces and W-724 aileron seals tonight.  I had match drilled them to the spars and skins in a previous session, so this session I focused on deburring the holes, edges and getting them ready for priming.  Here are the time lapse … Continue reading

Riveting the Aileron Brackets

After grabbing a bite to eat after finishing up the wing skins, I came back down and decided to rivet together the aileron brackets.  In the last session with these things, I alodined all the parts and sprayed primer on the angle brackets mating surfaces.  Everything is cured and ready … Continue reading

Riveting the Left Wing Top Skin

Big day today thanks to the help from my wife Tammy!  We managed to get the top skin fully riveted on the left wing! This is a big step in the wing construction, as it means the wing can officially come out of the wing stands, and can go in … Continue reading

Aileron Bracket Assembly

Changed it up a bit tonight!  I am still holding off on riveting the wing skins until my wife is free to help, which is kinda rare with a 4 year old!  So, I decided to go ahead and get the aileron brackets assembled and ready. I also grabbed all … Continue reading

Dimpling Right Wing Top Skins

Another good session today!  I managed to get the right wing to the same point as the left wing, its skin dimpled and clecoed in place, waiting on riveting.  Here is the overhead timelapse of the work: And here’s the “mobile” camera  view thats a little closer up: I pulled … Continue reading

Installing the Pitot Mount

This is going to be a long blog, with lots of pictures.  So sit back and get ready.  I got a LOT accomplished today.  It started with the arrival of a few tools I needed.  A nibbling tool, and a Tekton 1/4″ torque wrench.  I wanted to get the Gretz … Continue reading

Dimpling Left Wing Top Skins

Pretty simple build log entry tonight.  I got both the top skins dimpled for the left wing, and even got the inboard skin clecoed in place.  Heres a couple of time lapse videos of the session: Heres a little bit better closeup view.  When I started clecoing to the skeleton, … Continue reading

Mounting the Left Fuel Tank

Delivery day! I got my shipment in from SteinAir, which included my pitot mast, as well as a few 18 gauge ring terminals that I needed to attach the wire to the fuel level sender on the back baffle of the fuel tank.  Here’s the goods: I did capture a … Continue reading

Priming the Top Wing Skins

I was able to get all 4 top wing skins primed tonight. They’re ready for dimpling, and then riveting!  It looks like my pitot mast should be here in a day or so, which is pretty good timing, as thats about when I’ll need to get it installed.  I grabbed … Continue reading