Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Wings - Flaps

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Date: 12/10/2009
Task: Completed assembly of the right flap and started assembly of the left flap

Started the day off by figuring out a way to install the flap piano hinge pin in place without having to remove the ailerons. I removed one eye out of the hinge and then riveted the hinge into place.

Here is what it will look like. A nutplate is riveted in place and the piano hinge is bent and held in place with hinge eyes that have been cut and mounted opposite each other. This will allow the flaps to be removed without having to mess with the ailerons.

I then started work on the left flap. I riveted this one solo so it took considerably more time.

I then pop riveted some of the spar to rib rivets and clecod the top and bottom skins to the spar. Waiting for my dad's help to finish up the flap.