Saturday, November 29, 2008

it takes two wings

8 hours

I finished up the bulk of the prep on the left wing and set up the wing stand for the right wing.  Getting the ribs ready for priming is quite a chore... I hope to get the right wing to match the left tomorrow.

Back on the bench I final drilled the wing getting ready to rivet.  I need a larger step drill to cut holes for the conduit that will feed to the wingtip and finalize the pitot and AOA lines.

building both wings at the same time
blocking midspan to level the wing in the stand 
sighting down lightening holes in the wing 
squaring up a wing flange with hand seamers
nearing the end of the pile of ribs!
drilling the rib to trailing spar attachments worked out fine on the bench
more ribs please!