Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

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Date: 05/07/2011
Task: Finis

Today I started work on the canopy roll bar. I originally was going to paint it before assembly but after checking out a few builders websites, I elected to built it now, and paint after it was all together. I started with the rear half, riveting the splice plates to each half with AN470AD4 rivets. I then countersunk the same holes in the forward halves and riveted the forward splice plate.

Here is the forward half with splice plate riveted using AN426 rivets.

Next I squeezed all of the AN426 rivets to attach the upper and lower support straps to the forward half of the frame.

Here is the forward half, almost complete. Tomorrow I'm going to fill the tooling holes with filler so they aren't visable.