With the girlfriend gone for the night, I managed to clean up all of the electrical stuff I had out messing around with my wig-wag experiment, and pulled the left spar out of the box. Here it is, in all of it’s golden glory.
First step is to countersink the tank (and access plate) nutplate attach holes. First, you have to run a #40 drill through the holes or else the countersink pilot won’t even fit in the hole. Here’s one of my first countersinks on the left spar.
I left the door to the house open so the pups could come out to visit.
Hey Andrew, how about one of those artsy shots down the spar after countersinking the nutplate attach holes?
Then, I pulled the K1100-08 nutplates out for the tank attach holes and the K1000-06 nutplates out for the access plate holes, then clecoed one side in, and put the required rivet (AN426AD3-4) in the holes.
Where’s my squeezer?
Then I squeezed some rivets and removed the clecos.
Under the hood, things look good. I still like this new Cleveland main squeeze much better than my economy squeezer.
I then laid the spar down and saw this guy.
After a little internet research, I think I’ve figured out he (actually she due to her size) is a red-back. I’m going to keep looking though. I don’t want it to be a red-back.
1.0 hour. 84 rivets.