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11-Oct-2006
Catégorie: Wings : Main spar

The weather being turned towards rain and priming being out of question, I have decided to coutersink the main spar. The top row countersinks will receive the leading edge skin dimples and the bottom row is for the wing upper skin dimples. A long task as there are around 450 coutersinks per spar.




Working time on this subpart
Today :  2h (Total : 18h)

Lectures (1878)
06-Sep-2006
Catégorie: Wings : Main spar

The new parts have arrived from Van's. So I fabricated the spacers, drilled everything and tapped the lower hole of tie-down plate to be able to insert the tie-down ring.




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Today :  2h (Total : 16h)

Lectures (1806)
31-Aug-2006
Catégorie: Wings : Main spar

Riveted all the tank and access panel nutplates on the main spar. Sabine gave me a hand and to finish she trained using the riveting gun, I think she will be quite good at it.




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Today :  3h (Total : 14h)

Lectures (1920)
16-Aug-2006
Catégorie: Wings : Main spar

Today I have redone the parts that were misdrilled last week, I'm still not satisfied with the new parts. I'll make complete new ones: spacer and tie-down support.




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Today :  1h (Total : 11h)

Lectures (2042)
03-Aug-2006
Catégorie: Wings : Main spar

Still countersinking the main spar, I had to modify my little jig to drill the holes for the nutplates not parallel to the edge.



Then I fabricated the spacers which will be part of the tie-down assembly. They got cut from some aluminium bar and then you just have to drill the 1" hole.



Then you have to drill the second part of the assembly. On the picture, the part is positionned above the spacers and then on the spar. First you drill the one hole on the top right, this allows you to slip in a bolt to position the assembly. Then the other holes get backdrilled.
This did not work as planned, the first hole is slightly misplaced to the left and my assembly slipped a little bit, so I have some edge distance issue with the bottom left hole. I don't think is an issue because there will be a nutplate there but the part is only 4,16$ and I already have an order to be delivered soon. There still a lot do do, missing this part won't hamper my progress.




Working time on this subpart
Today :  4h (Total : 10h)

Lectures (2341)

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