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

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

Closing Up the Left Tank

I managed to get the left tank closed up tonight!  I started out by cleaning the tanks inside really good with MEK and paper towels and made sure all the parts were in the right order and oriented.  Then I cleaned the baffle really good with MEK, as the tank … Continue reading

Closing up the Right Tank

Time to seal up the right tank!  My goal tonight was to get this right tank completed and curing so I can do a final leak test on it. I underestimated how much work the baffle would be to be honest.  You can’t really stop mid-way once you start on … Continue reading

Priming the Flaps

I recruited some help for priming my flaps 🙂  Tammy took Acacia to my parents to babysit, and she wound up helping me scuff, clean and prime both flaps.  This step takes a lot of work, and once you start, you have to complete the session.  Once you scuff the … Continue reading