Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, December 6, 2009

6 hrs, 26 rivets
Started out cold and miserable. But the day warmed up a bit and the heater was able to make it tolerable in the garage.
Rivet nutplates for flap center bearing block.
Rivet nutplates on bellcrank rib.

I've decided to use a simple hinge arrangement as baggage tie downs, one in each corner, which also means one on each of the side panels.
Cut hinges for baggage tie downs.
Drill, deburr, countersink, and rivet baggage tie down hinges to side covers.

And now starts the adventure with the sound proofing. I bought the same material that Smitty used.
Mark and cutout templates for sound-proofing mat. Used wax paper, held in in place, and traced the outline of each panel with a bit of deburred scrap .032. Then cut the templates out with scissors. It's amazing how often I use a simple pair of scissors as part of the build.
Started cutting out sound proofing panels. Used the templates, a straight edge, and a razor knife. Did this while watching a football game inside.

Getting closer to being ready to secure the floors, but I will still wait until wiring is mostly done before riveting them down.