Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, November 22, 2009

7.1 hrs, 87 rivets
A bunch of work today. There are a lot of rivets on the seats, and they take a lot of layout time.
Finished laying out drilling marks and then match drilled both seats. Realized I got the bottom hinge facing the wrong way. Fortunately, I had ordered some extra hinge material recently, so it was quick and easy to make new ones.

It was cool and overcast until about 2PM, then the Sun finally burned through. It turned out fairly nice, lots of planes buzzing over. Good thing, because the priming backlog was starting to hold me up.

Scuffed and primed tunnel cover and all seat parts.

Riveted the tunnel cover, and the seat back braces.

Start riveting seats. Mostly done with the right seat. Used a combination of the hand squeezer and the pneumatic squeezer.

I've been spending a little bit of time off the clock doing electrical system planning. I need to place an order for wiring very soon.