September 2, 2008

Installing leading edges

Category: 3: Wings (Total 309h) — Steffen @ 20:31 — Hours: 2

Having primed the spar flanges, I was ready to install the leading edges. It didn’t take long, all rivets could be set with the pneumatic squeezer.

I clecoed every second hole and set the rivets in between. Then I removed the cleco’s and riveted the rest. Almost too easy!! 😉

I still need to rivet the leading edge ribs to the spar, but I need a helping hand for that, so I will leave that for now and wait till I am ready with the skins. Instead I finished deburring and dimpling the main ribs. Finally I installed rivets in the main rib holes that will be under the fuel tank skins:

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