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

Attaching the Right Fuel Tank

I decided to get the right fuel tank attached to the right main spar tonight.  I did a little cleanup work on the fuel tank where the sealant squished out and was causing some interference with the splice plate and not letting it fit snug.  I used a phenolic scraper … Continue reading

Riveting the Right Leading Edge and Attaching to Skeleton

ALOT accomplished in this session.  I managed to get the right leading edge fully riveted, AND even got it attached to the right wing skeleton with some help from Tammy. This wing is ready for the fuel tank to be attached, and then on to the top skins.  I managed … 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

Bolting the Left Fuel Tank

I wasn’t quite sure what category to put this work under at first, but I soon realized I spent ALOT of time on the fuel tank portion, so I’ll put it under there.  I needed to get the scarf joint done on the two wing skins where they overlap, but … 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

Priming the Leading Edge Parts

Time to prime!  I was able to completely prime all of the leading edge parts for both wings in this session, including the access cover and plate for the stall horn.  I also realize my AKZO is past its shelf life, but it seemed to spray just fine and I … 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