Right Wing Skin Is Riveted On!   February 25th, 2009

With Fabiola’s help, we just finished the top skin on the right wing…it went much faster thant the left..maybe we’re getting good at this!

The row of rivets along the rear spar can be squeezed, so I decided to do that instead of driving/bucking them. It wasn’t too confortable, since the bottom jig brace (that long 2×4 running along the jig) kept getting in the way, but I didn’t want to take the wing off the jig just for this.

Finally, here is the top of the wing, nice and shiny..

Now I have the ailerons, flaps, and fuel tanks to do….

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Left Wing is "Done"   February 6th, 2009

Well, after a LOT of riveting, we’ve finished the left wing. At least as finished as it’s going to get until much later down the road. The two top skins are riveted on.

Here’s Fabiola setting some of the last rivets…

And here is the finished wing…

We still need to seal the fuel tank, and install the bottom skin. The fuel tank will come next, and the bottom skins will get installed much later once we’ve put in the control rods, all the wiring, etc.

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