THE CHANGING OF THE PLANS!!!! [triumphant music]
Okay, this time, I’m going to be smart, and start with the left flap (the one that’s depicted on the plans).
First, I found some parts, then pulled the blue vinyl off the spar and ribs.
Anyway, the directions have you mock the ribs up with the spar, then drill.
One thing that caught me was the #40 prepunched hole for the ribs, where they will be drilled to #30. Van’s doesn’t usually do this, but I confirmed on the plans (below) that LP4-3 blind rivets will go here eventually.
WHOA. Van’s basically tells you in the instructions that you will need shims between the “rear spar” and the aft end of the ribs. Why don’t I need any?
I guess I don’t need to make those shims…
Anyway, after flipping it over…
…I got a visit.
They also eat, sleep, and poo… (I can’t believe I used “poo” in my blog. Sorry, mom!)
Back to work!
Next, they ask you to get the hinge out and start drilling it.
Hmm. I’m not quite ready for this tonight. I got it aligned with where I think it should be, but I want to sleep on it (and more importantly, surf some other build sites to make sure I’m on track.)
1.0 hour, and I feel like I got a lot done.