Completing The Wing Access Plates

Since I am still waiting on the aileron pushrods, I figured I’d knock out a few of the last straggling tasks.  This session was all about the access plates for the wings. I wanted to get the nutplates riveted onto the access holes in the bottom wing skins, and also … Continue reading

Dimpling the Bottom Wing Skins

A little change of pace! I’m back to dimpling skins.  This time around I managed to get all 4 of the bottom skins dimpled: 2 inboard and 2 outboard.  I didn’t snap any photos of this work, but I did get a time lapse of the entire session.  It’s not … Continue reading

Riveting the Right Wing Top Skins

Tammy helped me rivet the right wing top skins tonight! We had a sitter at Nana’s house, so we went down and got the last portion of two-person riveting done tonight.  I captured the entire work session in timelapse, hers those videos: Closer view of the riveting process: We started … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

Deburring and Preparing the Top Wing Skins

Time to get the top skins ready for priming.  I’m waiting on my pitot mast and some terminal connectors for the left wing, so I decided to go ahead and start prepping the top skins so they’ll be ready for priming then dimpling.  I am priming first, THEN dimpling because … Continue reading

Deburring and Dimpling Right Wing Leading Edge Skin

I came down to get a little work done, and knocked out getting the left Wing leading edge dimple and a D bird all the edges of this leading edge. Now all of my leading edge parts for both wings are ready to be scuffed cleaned and primed with AKZO, … Continue reading