Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Flaps

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Date: 12/09/2009
Task: Built the flap stand and riveted the right flap together today.

Using 1/2" MFD and 48" 2x4's, I used FL-704 as a template for the v-shaped slot.

We started by riveting every other rivet on the interior ribs (FL-705) on one side, then the other. We then riveted every other hole on the bottom side of the flap where the two skins overlap. It went pretty fast and we were done in no time. The next task was to rivet the end ribs (FL-704).

Once the end ribs were riveted, we clecod the FL-703 spar in place and pop riveted the spar to rib joints.

Lastly, we shot the rivets on the top skin to spar. Tomorrow I'll hand squeeze the bottom skin
rivets which attach the hinge.