Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Saturday, February 21, 2009

6.2 hrs, 215 rivets

Sealed the right tank today. What a brutal task. Once you start, there's no stopping till the last rivet is set. And, as I learned last time, you better not stop till the tools and the almost 200 clecos used are all cleaned up. The squeezer is used for most of the rivets, and my hands are tired!

Final cleaning of tank and baffle.
Install fuel pickup to access plate.
Rivet anti-rotation bracket to access plate.
Proseal and rivet baffle to tank.

Rivet brackets to tank.

Still need to attach the access plate, and then check for leaks. Before that, I want to install a return fitting for fuel injection. Had ordered fittings from Van's but ordered the wrong ones.

But now the right wing can be disassembled.