Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

1.8 hrs, 11 rivets
Continued fastening tanks to wings. Installed all the screws to get them out of the parts tray finally.
Painted the aileron push rods. Used a Rustoleum product called Appliance White. It's a thick glossy enamel. Now the long pushrods match the short ones. Except the enamel covered my match marks for installing the pushrod ends. I'll sort that out when the paint is dry.

Put more conduit into the left wing. One rib at a time. Installing the Van's conduit is a painful process. More blisters.

Dimpled the firewall. Forgot to countersink the nutplate rivet holes on the aux fuel pump doubler. So did that.

Then riveted the aux fuel pump plate and nutplates to the firewall. Those are the first fuselage rivets!