Archive for November 17th, 2016

Right Leading Edge Riveted to Spar and Skins Test Fit

November 17th, 2016 No comments

Right top skins test fit

Now that the leading edge skin to spar rivets are done, I had a couple of hours to test fit the top skins after dimpling them.Everything fit as it should.

Right leading edge inner ribs cherry max riveted

Not having a helper to reach in and hold a bucking bar for the center two most ribs to the spar, I opted to use some Cherry Max (which is more than Van’s allows). Here they are popped in and primed over on one of the two inside ribs. I had the wrong length for the next rib in, so will have to do it once I get the right lengths. At this point, the next session (or more) should be riveting on the top skins.

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