Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002
The time savings is quite a bit more. Particularly since additional time is also saved by not needing to cleco a structure entirely together twice before actually doing any skin riveting.
Yeah exactly. I did a rough timing of how long it took me to do a fairly simple final drill operation: the rear spar seat supports and uprights. 120 holes in total took about 30 minutes from the time I started to the time I broke it down. That doesnít include finding parts or peeling blue or any of the other ops on that page but it does include reading the instructions and double checking everything and moving clecos and moving the assembly around for access. I also omitted the 15 min or so it took to drill the AN3 bolt holes.
Thatís about 15s/hole. At that rate you would save 80+ hours on the whole build which does feel closer to reality. The remaining pages in section 25 have been basically to peel the blue off, deburr, do any countersinking/dimpling and itís ready for primer and assembly.