Well, today is Friday the 13th AND the 500th (calendar) day of my build. Coincidence?
Of course, what else would it be?
The first day was 12/29/2009. 500 days ago. Estimating 2000 hours, I’m at 245 hours, 500 days…carry the one…calculator sounds…4081.633 days, or 11 years. Wait, I’m through 1.5 years, so…about 9.5 years to go!
Anyway, the primer dried from last night, so I grabbed some of the blind rivets provided in my leading edge kit (can’t remember the rivet part numbers) and got to pulling.
Here’s how they look after pulling.
Then, I set the other 3 nutplates (8 rivets total) and clecoed the three primed ribs into the leading edge.
Next up, riveting!
0.5 hours, 8 rivets. Booyeah.