Thursday February 24th, 2005|
Almost Finished Riveting Bottom Skins To Left Wing
Today Burton came over and we knocked out the rest of the bottom skin rivets...well....almost all of them. It got late on us and we conducted a quick sound test (I walked outside the garage and closed the door), and he banged on a little metal with the rivet gun...it was quite loud outside so we called it a night with the last two ribs to go and a little run along the main spar.
I also installed the pitot mast to see how it worked...it looked good if I do say so myself. :-)
...and here's another shot for the whatever it's worth...
And here's something that I could have done better. I mounted the pitot just outboard of the rib beside the outboard-most access hole. I should have gone out adjacent to the other rib. The problem is the distance between the tiedown and the pitot. I hope it isn't an issue...I don't think it will be...
Here you can see the relative angle of the tiedown ring and the pitot. You also have to take into account the dihedral of the wing. This gives me a little more angle to the ground.
Anyway, another free shot. Just need to set those main spar rivets and the wing will be completely skinned!!!!
Thanks again Burton for all the hard work! I think I'm going to be in helper debt up to my eyeballs by the time he gets his quickbuild -7 kit. :-)