Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log


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Date: 10/14//2010
Task: Started riveting the bottom wing skins!

Big day today! We started riveting the left wing bottom skin! It was a real bear! The order of cleco'ing and riveting is EXTREMELY important. We cleco'd from the center rib, up and dow, then one rib inboard and ouboard, working to the root and tip progressively. We started riving at the root rib at the rear spar, accross all 3 wing walk ribs. Then we started at the middle of the root rib and riveted towards the rear, then the front spar. We followed this order for the whole inboard skin.


Left inboard skin done!