Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

4 hrs, 87 rivets
Finished flap actuator install.

Also riveted nutplates to 706 bulkhead, and installed 787 rib. Had to drill out all of the rivets because I forgot to dimple various places.
That's why it takes so long, I get to do a bunch of things two or three times before I get it right.

Put the rudder pedals in place and it quickly became apparent I get to make the parking brake bracket again. I will need to have the seat as far back as possible, and the rudder pedals as far forward as possible. But the pedals will hit the bracket as it is installed now. A few design tweaks should take care of the problem.