Fitting the Skins!   August 7th, 2007

The wings are looking more and more like wings. Each wing has several skin sections. There are two skin on the top and two on the bottom, in addition to the leading edge, and of course the fuel tanks. I started with the inboard skin and all went well. When I tried on the outboard skin, I was surprised to find the skin was hitting the angle used to hold up the spar.

I tried filing down the angle, but pretty quickly realized I was gonna be filing for a loong time…

Instead, I got another piece of angle and fabricated an extension. The two pieces of angle are held together with three 3/8″ screws.

Plenty of room now…

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