Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Right wing leading edge finished.

2.0 hrs, 110 rivets
Finished riveting the leading edge to the right spar, setting the skin/spar rivets.

After that, trimmed the tank skin a bit with a file at the outboard aft lower corner. Installed the tank on the spar. The attach bracket bolts all lined up perfectly, was able to get them all threaded in by hand with no fussing. The top side screws were a bit more difficult, but eventually it all settled in. I think I'll trim just a bit more off the skin where it's too tight to the leading edge skin, but that can wait.

Next task, main skin riveting.