Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, October 4, 2009

6 hrs, 119 rivets
Got some help today, from Kurt Goodwin. He responded to my call for help on the Lakeway airport mailing list. We did the basic riveting class and then we got a few odd rivets set. He helped me get the center section moved and in place on the fuselage assembly.
Thanks Kurt!
After he had to go, I continued on with the remaining items I can do with just one person.

Start riveting 623 baggage ribs to bottom skin.
Cleco center section to aft fuselage.
Cleco baggage ribs to 706 bulkhead.
Start setting rib/bulkhead rivets.
Start setting center section bottom skin to aft fuselage rivets.

Rivet 904H doublers to 970 skins. Used the pneumatic squeezer for this. I'm starting to like it. It's good for doing a slew of 1/8 rivets when there is easy access. But still using the hand squeezer for many rivets, including all of the 3/32 rivets.

Rivet right 915 rib to bottom skin and 905 bulkhead.
Cleco right 970 to assembly.