Sunday, June 24, 2007

Look Mom, no clecos! We spent about three hours on Sunday finishing some deburring, corrosion protecting, and riveting.

About mid afternoon, about 15 minutes after hauling the bottom wing skins, spar, and a few other pieces out... and spraying them... the skies opened up with a freak rain storm. All the pieces were quickly taken back into the garage and dried off.

A good bit of time was spent using the lessons learned from the other wing and attempting to get the rivet order correct. The brackets on the fuel tank channel and rear channels were done first, followed by the flaperon brackets to the ribs, followed by the ribs into the spar.

The rear channel needs to be done in a specific order: work from inboard to out board leaving the outboard side of the channel being riveted unclecoed so the channel can be pushed for clearance of the gun head. Since it is easily accessible, the root rib should be riveted last to the wing channel.

Project Status:
Wings: ~107h ( 1h, 1h, 0.5h, 2.5h, 4h, 1h, 1.5h, 1h, 1.5, 4.5, 1h, 1h, 2h, 4h, 1h, 3h, 1h, 2h, .5h, 1.5h, 2h, 2h, 2h, .5h, 1h, .5h, .5h, 2h,3h, 1h, 3h, 3h, 4h, 2h, 3h, 7h, 3h, 1h, 4h, 1h, 1h, 1h, 4h, 2h, 2h, 2h, 2h, 1h, 2h, 3h, 2h, 1h, 3h )
Flaperons: ( DONE! ) 23.5 hours spent ( 3h, 1h, 1h, 1h, 1.5h, 3h, 6h, 3h, 4h, 1h )
Paint Design: 2 hours spent ( 1h, 1h )
Elevator DONE!: ~31.5 hours spent ( 3h, 1.5h, 3h, .5h, 3.5h, 2h, 4h, 1.5h, 2h, 4.5h, 1h, 6h )
Horizontal Stabilizer DONE!: ~28 hours spent, 3 pieces replaced ( 3h, 2h, 2h, 2h, .5h, 1.5h, 3.5h, 1.5h, 5, 4.5, 2h, .5h )
Rudder DONE!, minus horn : ~16 hours spent, ( ~8h, ~8h )
Total Done: ~208.5

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