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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Left Flap Complete

Last night I riveted away and finished up the left flap.   Tricky in spots, but overall turned out pretty good.  I kept checking to make sure it was straight but you really don't have the ability to rivet it like the aileron on a flat table.  By the time you can get it to a flat table, most of the rivets holding it together are set.  Anyway, at the end of the day I was able to put it on a flat table and I couldn't identify any twist.  That is all I can hope for..

Now it is onto the right flap, then finishing up the bottom skins and the wings will be structurally complete !

At this point, however, I have decided to abandon the project all together.  Realizing the impact it has on my life and the expectation of 2-3 more years of this really is starting to get to me.  It will be sad to give it up, but probably better for my state of mental health..  I will be donating my wings to the societad du avion aou francis early next week.

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