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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Left Wing Skeleton Assembly

When building airplanes, any day you get to rivet is a great day since it means so much work is behind you. Tonight Bekah and I took our first crack at riveting in a while.. We did great ! Slow to start, but picked up speed and are now "current" again with riveting. We finished about 1/2 of the main ribs onto the left wing.

We used a cardboard cutout to protect the spar from the bucking bar, and also set up a jig on the table to hold the bucking bar for the lower rivets. It left absolutely perfectly bucked rivets. Will show pictures of the jig (2x4 and cardboard. ;-) ) In my next post.

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