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Old 01-02-2019, 08:14 PM
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Progress has been slow the past few days on account of -15 degree temps.
Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the pretty blue film on the parts is color coordinated with your bobolones. So you'll have that goin for ya.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:07 PM
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Well, look at the bright side. At that temp the pretty blue film on the parts is color coordinated with your bobolones. So you'll have that goin for ya.
haha true story
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:50 PM
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Your work is looking really tidy! I just riveted my ailerons today, those spar rivets were good fun solo.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:12 PM
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Your work is looking really tidy! I just riveted my ailerons today, those spar rivets were good fun solo.
Thank you for the kind words! The ailerons went off without a hitch but I tried tweaking the trailing edge of my left flap top skin and ended up botching it... $45 roughly in parts and $45 roughly on shipping for that one. You win some and lose some I guess.
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Somewhat of a big day today. After finishing the flap fabrication it was time for my last major primer session. Almost everything is primed for the wings (just push tubes left) and almost everything for the fuselage (push tubes and a couple of small parts) I will still have some odds and ends here and there but this is the last big one!

20190105_164145 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Old 01-06-2019, 09:20 PM
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Nice work. What kind of primer? Self etching?
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:29 AM
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Nice work. What kind of primer? Self etching?
Thanks! The primer is Akzo epoxy primer found here. Great stuff to work with, only down side is it is expensive. But when it is cured it is so strong that it's worth it.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:08 AM
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Time to get my rivet on!

I started with the inboard ribs.

20190113_130718 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190113_130730 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Then it was on to the ribs to "rear spar" rivets. I wonder how many people have forgotten to do these?

20190113_132011 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Too cold to rivet outside so why not make a mess in the dining room!

20190117_185454 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190118_213306 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190118_213312 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

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Done with the flaps. Now I'm thinking I'll move onto the pushtubes, at least the ones from the bellcrank to ailerons so I can mount them.
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Well now that the flaps are done I decided to do the aileron and elevator push rods. First I had to take a couple of weeks off for this bundle of joy. Say hello to my new aviator named Avden with his custom RV hat.

20190123_151619 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr


After getting the push tubes cut to length I needed to sand down both ends of the large elevator push tube as it was a tight fit. Chucking it into a drill was the easiest way with a sacrificial bolt.

20190120_155358 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Next it was off to the races with the drill press. I started with a #41 and then a 1/8" bit.

20190202_161019 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

20190202_171740 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

The dining room table has been taken over again for a little deburring. Hopefully tomorrow I will get to prime the inside of the tubes and maybe outside if I find the time.

20190202_223441 by Jereme Carne, on Flickr

Good to be working on the plane again after about a two week break.
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Again, congratulations Jereme!

Work still chugging along for the machine! Awesome.
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