Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

8 hrs.
A week since the last post, but did a lot of work in the meantime. Last week finished deburring the main ribs and started fluting. Got 4 fluted Friday morning before boarding a commercial flight for DCA. Visited Dad's vineyard in Rappahanock County, Virginia. Beautiful country. Like the Shire, but with rednecks instead of Hobbits. The rednecks are being gentrified out, since the land is being rapidly bought up by yuppies from the DC area.

Didn't work on the plane last night, watched the Texas game that was recorded. #1 Texas defeats Missouri 56-31. Oh, and Lake Travis won, 57-0

Today (Wednesday), finished fluting the main ribs. Arranged them according to installation order for both wings, and assigned their permanent positions. Cleaned off the gummy factory labels. If that's what the label is saying, all of the main ribs were manufactured between June 24 and July 10, 2008. Spent 2.5 hrs tonight, more than usual since I missed all weekend.

Also made the flap alignment jig. That went pretty fast.

Tomorrow, there will be something that starts to look like a wing in the garage!