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

Dimpling Right Wing Skeleton

Quick Entry tonight. I’m getting the right wing up to the point where the left-wing is so that I can rivet the skin zone at about the same time. Here’s a time lapse video. I managed to get the right wing skeleton fully dimpled and even managed to remove a … Continue reading

Dimpling Left Wing Skeleton

After resetting the time lapse camera to get a better angle. Here’s that video: I went ahead and moved on to the next step in the plans. Vans has us remove the skins, and dimple the skeleton for the wing. So I did that, and used my squeezer to dimple … 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

Deburring and Dimpling Right Wing Leading Edge

A quick session tonight. I removed the right wing leading edge, disassembled it and then began deburring and dimpling the ribs. I used my pneumatic squeezer to simple all the ribs in quick time after I got them deburred. Here’s the pile of completed parts. Next I decided to go … Continue reading

Right Tank Deburring and Dimpling Part 2

Another semi-boring build update.  I’m still working towards pro-sealing these tanks, and the right one is pretty much ready after tonights work.  I started out by finishing up the last remaining deburring on the ribs, which wasn’t much, the pile on the left is what I had left to get … Continue reading

Dimpling and Alodining the Aileron Parts

A LOT accomplished tonight.  I managed to get all the aileron parts dimpled, the counterbalance pipe countersunk, and even alodined a few of the small parts. I started off by setting up my DRDT-2 dimpler so I could make quick work of the skins.  This is pretty much what this … Continue reading