Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, November 2, 2008

4.5 hrs
Started this morning stripping plastic from the last piece of right main wing skin. Also stripped the left leading edge skin, since that's up next.

Finished match drilling left bottom skin, then removed all of the clecos and cleaned up all the drill shavings. Stored the skin away, but will need to deburr at some point.

I actually do work on it!

Bottom skins match drilled. The next step is to take 'em all off.

Then started the leading edges. Of course this meant 2.5 hours of deburring ribs. Got them mostly done, should finish it tomorrow.

Leading edge ribs as they come from the factory. The curve will have to be fluted out.
These next two pics are out of sequence. They belong with the previous post.
View from the bottom, showing the match drilled stringer running the length of the wing.

The inboard bottom skin ready to cleco on.