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Old 10-06-2013, 06:30 PM
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October 5, 2013. Got the top skins riveted on the left wing.






To keep the skins from getting marred up, I spent a few extra dollars and bought the 12" extended back rivet set, makes the job easier because your rivet partner doesn't have to do anything except hold the bucking bar against the head. Put tape on the bucking bar to protect the wing skin finish.


All done!


close up


Here's the rivet helper team
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Old 10-06-2013, 06:36 PM
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October 6, 2013

On to the leading edge.


Cutting out the jig from the packing crate.








machining out the stall tab.

About 117 hours in at this point.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:08 PM
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Wow Tom! You are making some great progress! Looks like the whole family is getting in on the fun too.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:50 PM
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Wow Tom! You are making some great progress! Looks like the whole family is getting in on the fun too.
Thanks KC. I need to figure out how I am going to attach the leading edge, I'm thinking I might need a different kind of table with just the posts.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:34 AM
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Default Nice Progress Tom!

Whew! Looking great!
I'm just starting to rivet my skins.
You're making great progress!
(I'm going to have to recruit some family helpers)
I took a little break over the summer months, as I just can't force myself inside on nice sunny days, but now with the change of seasons, and it getting darker sooner, I'm going to get moving again.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:43 AM
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Whew! Looking great!
I'm just starting to rivet my skins.
You're making great progress!
(I'm going to have to recruit some family helpers)
I took a little break over the summer months, as I just can't force myself inside on nice sunny days, but now with the change of seasons, and it getting darker sooner, I'm going to get moving again.
I'm looking forward to being able to open the garage and shutting off the air conditioner soon.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:36 PM
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October 9, 2013



Went with a black color for the landing light cavity.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:57 PM
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Can you explain the doubler with the nutplates ? Looks odd .
No AC today in Flagler County, 68 today in Palm Coast . Winters Here!
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:59 PM
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Can you explain the doubler with the nutplates ? Looks odd .
No AC today in Flagler County, 68 today in Palm Coast . Winters Here!
Tom
That is an access panel, the stall warning tab is in that bay.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:02 PM
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Can you explain the doubler with the nutplates ? Looks odd .

Tom
I agree with g_zero, it does look funny.

I think it is because on the 7/8 wing, the doubler goes on the inside of the skin so that the access panel sits flush on the outside.

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