Well, with a full week at home this week to work on the airplane, of course it was Wednesday by the time I actually got out to the garage. Too many other things going on.
I was determined, however, to make some real progress, and I think I did okay.
I scoured around for my right tiedown and then pulled out the raw parts for the left side.
After getting everything set and lining up the tiedown per the plans (oh man, I used to be so good at documenting these little steps), I started match-drilling.
The plans say to drill these to 3/16″, but I went ahead and drilled them to #12, which I think is a little bigger, but the AN3-_ bolts don’t fit in the 3/16″ holes, and they fit perfectly in the #12.
After all 8 holes are drilled to size…
Flipping the spar over, you can see I didn’t do to badly with the edge distances on the spacers.
On the right tiedown, I drilled the lightening holes first. Here, I figured I’d do them in the other order.
And finally, to priming before assembly.
I started putting everything back together and got the squeezer out.
8 beautiful rivets.