Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Thursday, March 26, 2009

1.9 hrs, 63 rivets
Squeezed 27 rivets on right wing rear spar/skin. Filled in the rear spar rivets between the ribs we set last night.

Riveted left wing flap attach reinforcement angles. These are a bit difficult, but most of the rivets turned out fine.

Got all but three rivets done. The offset rivet set I have makes the gun too long to fit into the rib bay to get the middle C bracket to rib rivets done. And they're too close to the spar for the short straight set to work. It looks like there's finally a reason to have that set with the small crooked tip. I always wondered what good they were. Time to place an Avery order.

With most of the rear spar riveting done, decided to try on the flap fairing. It doesn't fit perfectly with out all the clecos in, but it sure does add a finishing touch.