Whoa, I’ve got a few exciting days in a row building up. Well, not days, but posts.
Tonight, I knew if I kept focused, I could get from drilled aileron gap fairing to riveted aileron gap fairing.
I’ll break it down.
5 minutes of edge finishing (thank you scotchbrite wheel).
5 minutes of hole deburring.
5 minutes of dimpling (only the upper half of the aileron gap fairing).
5 minutes of cleaning inside
2.5 minutes to prime one side
5 minutes filling girlfriend’s tires
2.5 minutes priming the other side
5 minutes filling my tires
10 minutes shooting the AN470AD4 and AD5 rivets.
A cleco in every other hole.
A closeup I guess.
A wonderful shop head.
An even better shop head.
After the whole row of AN470- rivets.
More shop heads, I guess. I need to hit that one on the upper left a few more times.
10 minutes to squeeze the AN426AD3-3.5 rivets.
These -3 rivets were a little small, so I used -3.5.
After squeezing a few, I realized that maybe they stipulated -3 rivets so the heads would be small to avoid the top of the aileron skin. After freaking out for a minute, I realized that the tolerance here would have to be more than the difference between a -3 and -3.5 rivet.
Shop head picture.
Here's the whole row done.
Anyone keeping track of the minutes?
Oh yeah, 5 minutes to admire my (no drilling out!) riveting.
1.0 hour, 28 rivets shot, 27 rivets squeezed, for a grand total of 55 rivets.
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1) Fix rivets in right elevator
2) Trim right elevator weight
3) Clean up HS cuts
4) Look for underdriven rivets
5) REBUILD RUDDER :-(
6) Finish riveting right rear spar
7) Replace rivet on inboard rear spar edge
8) Start on left wing
9) FB tips on emp 10) Wingtips