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

Riveting the Leading Edge to the Left Main Spar

Wing is taking final shape! I was able to get the left wing leading edge completely riveted on to the main spar tonight, and its looking like a wing!  I also captured two time lapse videos, one closer view, and another overheard.  Here’s those videos: And here is the overhead … Continue reading

Riveting the Left Wing Leading Edge

Man! Got a lot knocked out today! The left wing leading edge is completely riveted, and ready to be attached to the wing skeleton, including the stall warner.  I got a text from Tammy mid-build s her BMW overheated, and was low on coolant, so I had to pause and … Continue reading

Countersinking Left Wing Skeleton

I forgone priming tonight, I’ll do that this weekend.  But, I did get some good progress on the left wing skeleton.  I completed all of the machine countersinking on the main spar, so its ready for skins!  Here’s the timelapse: I chucked up my microstop countersink cage in my Sioux … 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 Leading Edge Ribs

  Picking up from the last session, I spent a little time deburring the ribs for the leading edge. I had disassembled the left wing leading edge in the last session so it’s time to debur them for dimpling. That’s all the parts I got done. I decided to spent … Continue reading