18-05 Left Tank Ribs

Masking Up To make sealing the ribs a bit faster during installation, I again decided to mask up the skins. Took quite a while, but definitely easier when riveting up. Small Root Rib The manual…

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18-05 Drain & Fuel Cap Flanges

Before staring to install the ribs, the Fuel Cap and Drain Flanges are installed. V112 Drain Flange After a “dry” run it was obvious the rivets could be reached with the squeezer, so an easy…


18-05 Tank Stiffeners

Semco Pneumatic Sealant Gun As I mentioned in my last post, I bought a second-hand Semco Pneumatic Sealant Gun from eBay … they are pricey new! I bought some spare cartridges and plungers. I mixed…


18-04 First Proseal Fun!

Preparation Everyone says the best way to stay out of trouble with Proseal (stickiest stuff known to man!) is to be well prepared … so I masked off the areas on the end ribs which…




18-02/03 Stiffeners and Z Brackets

Vent Line Clips The Vent Line Clips are cut from the Tank Stiffeners, and the manual wisely suggests you step drill the holes prior to separation, making them easier to hold etc. Stiffeners The stiffeners…


18-02 Fuel Tank Preparation

Well, Fuel Tanks … here goes! As usual there were several hours spent deburring the ribs. I did try and make a little tool to speed up deburring of “nooks & crannies”. I used a…


17-09 Landing Light Lenses

I covered the lenses with low tack masking tape before work, hopefully preventing any scratches etc. Having heard horror stories about virtually anything attacking plexiglass, I did test the tape on a scrap piece prior…


17-08 Attaching LE’s to Main Spar

Having clecoed the LE’s onto the main spar and checked that the tie-down hole was correctly aligned, it was time for more riveting. I used the pneumatic squeezer for the rivets on the lower spar…