Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

1.5 hrs, 70 rivets
Jim and Orion Robillard responded to the facebook call for riveting help. We started with the usual riveting clinic for Orion, but Jim just couldn't stand it and wanted to try it also!

After that we started in on the right wing skin riveting. Got four ribs done, plus the skin/spar rivets in between. It was a great start on the wing. The results look better than the left wing. I'm wondering now if the plane will fly in circles because one wing is built without the benefit of a great deal of experience!

Still looking for more help. Will use the squeezer on the rear spar/skin rivets in the meantime.

Managed to countersink and prime the flap attach angles, despite a rain storm that came through just as I got home.