Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

1.8 hrs
Had grand ambitions of a couple of countersinks and then spot priming the spars. But not to be.

After all of the tank #8's and inspection plate #6's, there are three more items that require big cuts and countersinks. Those are the tie down bars (#12 holes match drilled through the spar), the center section attach platenuts, and the 3 inboard tank attach platenuts. I want to do all of those cuts, and then the spar can be primed. There's more drilling to do, but that's all of the spar countersinking. It''s not yet time to install the tank attach platenuts, just countersink and prime the rivet holes.

So tonight I fabbed the wing tie down bars including tapping to 3/8-16 threads and the first alignment hole.

Also pulled all of the assorted parts that get assembled next. It's a challenge to find all the parts in the correct subkits.
But now that those are all organized, just 36 #40 countersinks, 16 #12 holes, and then it's prime time. Should be working on ribs this weekend.