Saturday February 5th, 2005|
Riveted Bottom Inboard Skin To Right Wing
This morning was the EAA 690 breakfast, then I rented a C-172 and flew around a bit to stay current. It was very busy out today. There were airplanes all over the sky. It's been really crappy weather the last two weeks but today it was 60 degrees out with light winds. Very nice day.
After returning the airplane, I came home and sprayed primer on the wing skins and various other parts.
This afternoon Burton came over and he helped me rivet the right inboard bottom skin onto the right wing. This required very odd manipulations of your wrist, etc...but it's doable.
No doubt the quality of some of these rivets are not up to what I usually do, but it's nearly impossible to do a perfect job here when your always bucking blind. Some people may be more brave and pull the skin back more then we were doing, but I'm pretty happy with the way things came out. Just have your inspection mirror handy here!!!!
It took us 4 hours to rivet this one skin!
Here is Burton checking out his work, wearing his Van's aircraft shirt that is his good luck charm for working on RV's. Thanks again Burton for all the hard work!