Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, August 30, 2009

3.5 hrs
Cut, bent, and fitted the 684 gussets. Those are difficult and tedious to do. The instructions say to take time to get them to fit well, but what part of the fit is important? I like how you can't properly fit them with the skins peeled back, but you can't properly clamp them with the skins on. And if there's a clamp holding the longerons in the right location, then you cant fit the gusset.
And the bend line is nowhere close to what the drawing shows. Maybe it was OK for the RV-6.

As usual, the second one seemed much better. This plane will only know how to fly in circles.