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Task: Today I finished the rear spar by torquing
the 4 AN3 bolts that secure the HS-411 assembly to 23 in/lbs.
I then went to work on the forward spar, and riveted HS-710/714
to HS-702. HS-405 and HS-404 were then riveted to the forward
spar assembly. Driving rivets with two hands is getting pretty
easy. I love my Tungsten bucking bar, it really makes a difference
My dad came out to help me this evening as well. Riveting
the skin is a two person job and we certainly needed it!
HS-702 to HS-710/714 stiffeners (Front Spar)
side complete, on to the right side. Notice the flush AN426
rivets on the center section. That is where the HS mounts
to the aft fuselage. The green tape is covering the 4 holes
that will be the attach points. They will be enlarged to 3/16"
Completed front spar!
HS-405/404 to the front spar
new light fixture! The hangar has terrible lighting at night.
Thanks to a fellow aircraft builder for lending this fixture
to me! I'm sure I'll get a bill for rent after the project!
father holding the left HS as we prepare to rivet the bottom
side of HS-707
The first AN426 rivets! They look great! I'm
REALLY glad I chose the 2X gun rather than the 3X after a
recommendation from Rob Hickman of Advanced
Flight Systems. He has built to beautiful RV's, an RV-4
The skin with HS-707 riveted and the front spar and HS-706
clecod in place.
HS-708 to HS-702 to HS-707 was blind
riveted. I'm going to do everything I can to not use blind
rivets on outer surfaces.
HS-702 has been
riveted! The main rib HS-708 remains.
The left side HS is nearly completed. The edge
ribs will be driven or sqeezed in the morning!