Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2.3 Hrs, 75 Rivets
Riveted spar to bottom skin, except for 4 rivets. The 3 outboard rivets were prepped for 3/32 flush rivets that would have been easy with a squeezer. But the counterbalance assembly is in the way. Pop rivets would have been OK, but the holes are already prepped. So I had Granger fab up a small short slab of steel to act as a bucking bar. It looks like it will work, and tomorrow we'll try it out. That should finish all of the spar rivets.

Now on to the trailing edge. Match drilled the angle iron, but will wait until the left elevator is ready for the trailing edge and do both at the same time.