Mar 15, 2015 3.5h Wings
Aileron Hinge Brackets - Spent the day on these complex brackets. Fabricated aileron control stops (A-914) from 1x1 angle stock. Cut A-913 and A-912 spacers from aluminum tube. Deburred, assembled, drilled, dis-assembled, deburred, countersunk, cleaned and primed all pieces in the W-913 and W-914 assemblies. Toughest part of the day was figuring out how things went together - the drawings were more confusing than helpful, that is until I found a picture that someone had posted of their brackets, after that the drawings made sense.
Mar 16, 2015 1.5h Wings
Aileron Hinge Brackets - Final assembly of these brackets and partial riveting. Had some trouble with the bucked rivets along one of the angle brackets, had to drill it out twice, third time worked though. I was able to squeeze the flush rivets on the brackets, all except the aileron control stops which calls for a AN426AD4-9 rivet - which I don’t have.
Mar 17, 2015 1.25h Wings
Aileron Hinge Brackets - Squeezed 11 remaining rivets, including the 5 matching rivets on the other bracket as the ones I had trouble bucking yesterday. I guess I should have tried harder to get the squeezer to work. Clecoed all 4 completed (save the aileron control stops) brackets to their positions on the wings.
Fuel Tanks - had a closer look at plans and current state of the fuel tanks. I need to mount the fuel pickup and the fuel sender in each tank and close them up via the access plate. everything else is done.
Mar 19, 2015 1.5h Wings
Aileron and Flap Gap Fairings - removed vinyl and deburred edges
Aileron Hinge Brackets - Match drilled to wings, deburred, and riveted 1 bracket. Riveting not going well.
Built jig for large pushrod that I’ll use to cut it to hold it while I cut it to length
Mar 20, 2015 1.75h Wings
Aileron Hinge Bracket - riveted ½ of one bracket. I was able to squeeze these 5 rivets.
Aileron and Flap Gap Fairings - left wing - clecoed, match drilled, deburred and started dimpling on the wing skin. Very glad I bought a pneumatic cleco tool and a pneumatic squeezer. 153 holes, I’m sore.
Aircraft Spruce order shipped today - pneumatic pop rivet tool, an extra bucking bar, an extra countersink cage and 460AD4-7 and 426AD4-7 rivets.
Mar 21, 2015 4.0 Wings
Aileron Hinge Bracket - Finished riveting brackets (except 1 rivet, I ran out), used rivet gun on all of them and they turned out well.
Aileron and Flap Gap Fairings - finished dimpling left wing skin and fairings. Match drilled, deburred and dimpled right wing fairings. Primed all fairings
Aileron pushrods - cut W-917 (stick to aileron bellcrank) and W-918 (aileron bellcrank to aileron) pushrods to length. Primed pushrods
First week on the wings saw 13.5 hours of work.