Finishing the works on the Left Wing Tip. Carbon fiber rib installed & gap filled between wing skin and tip.
..works continue. Leaving the Araldit bond to cure close to the source of heat.
Same process and method like done and documented on R-Wing..
Installation of Pitot Tube with Gretz Mast finished.
Landing Light Bracket Primed & Installed with light, (24) filling the gap between wing & wing tip, ADS-B IN Antenna installation.
..works continue, riveted & bonded with Araldit. Manufactured carbon fiber rib (to copy aileron trailing edge) installed.
Installing the wing tip on R-wing using hinges (Mouser method).
Riveting Inboard Bottom Skins on both wings.
Preparation, shortening the pushrods to required length, drilling, riveting and priming the parts. Don’t do the mistake to prime WD-1014C before assembly! We used an Epoxy primer and once test assembled together, we had hard times to pull the parts apart 😆
Priming and attaching fuel tanks to the main spar assembly. Tanks had to be removed twice for adjustment..
Riveting both outboard leading edges to the main spar assembly. We were short of 3-4 but had plenty of 3-4.5 rivets available. We opted for cuting those longer rivets down to proper size.. The tie down ring holders were tapped to accomodate the tie down rings.
2016-10-28 & 2016-10-30
Deburring, dimpling and priming (the usual procedure). Nutplates riveted.
This was time consuming, but still very convenient in contrast to the bottom skin waiting..
Riveting process; few of them had to be ‘pulled out’ by skilled personel
..as title says. I am pleased with nice and free movement in both directions.
Today we have deburred, modified, primed & riveted the Gap Fairings to the rear spar web.
Curiosity pictures from the last weeks of building
There has been some work in progress in the last months. Unfortunately, there was not much time left to document all the work accomplished. At least we bring you some pictures of the progress. Work on the wings is pretty time consuming!
Pictures of the finished product & building process: