Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Thursday, November 26, 2009

5 hrs, 24 rivets

Scuff, clean, prime, paint baggage side covers.
Remove 7112 and 775 skins. Deburr.
Remove 656 gussets. Deburr, prime, dimple (front only), and rivet. These seem like they're going to be a piece of cake. But they turn out to be a pain to get riveted properly. I'm finding several applications like this where an aligator squeezer may be the best tool for the job. It might have even more utility than the regular squeezer.

Remove and deburr 709 bulkhead and aft deck.
Start pulling flap assembly parts.

Drill clevis holes to 1/4 and deburr.

Time to go to dinner!