January 20, 2021
Primed the wing skins and countersunk most of the little holes in the wing spar.
Finished countersinking the spar. Riveted the leading edge skin to the ribs and started installing the Duckworks landing light in the leading edge.
Got the mounting plate built and trimmed the plexi for the Duckworks light in the left wing.
Finished the landing light installation in the left leading edge.
Tapped the tie down bracket and drilled the little hole in the skin for the tie down. Started riveting the leading edge assembly to the spar.
Finished riveting the leading edge assembly to the left wing.
Pressure tested the fuel tank and fixed the big 'ol leak that I found.
Finished leak testing the fuel tank. Decided that the leak was where my test fitting connected to the tank. Couldn't make a single 'Snoop' bubble anywhere else. Installed the tank on the wing.
Started riveting on the top wing skins
Still riveting top skins on
Finished riveting the top skins and took the left wing out of the jig and into the craddle.
Installed the aileron bellcrank in the left wing. Cleaned up the shop and started preparing the ribs for the right wing for priming.
Primed all the right wing ribs.
Assembled the right wing skeleton and hung it on the jig.
Clecoed and drilled all of the main wing skins top and bottom as well as the leading edge skin. Time to start on the other tank. :-(
Fabricated the right tank attach brackets and drilled them to match the main spar.
Finished the right tank attach brackets and bolted them to the spar. Cut out and deburred the tank stiffeners.
Drilled the stiffeners to the right fuel tank skin and started getting the baffle lined up on the tank attach brackets.
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