Wings


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…


17-06 LE Riveting

The manual suggests that you place the skins into the jigs prior to installing the inspection hatch doubler. Hmmm … much easier to do this before, & to back-rivet this whilst the skin can be…


17-05 Nutplates

Lots of nutplates to rivet. All straightforward, but needed to be careful to select and confirm the correct type! My technique for this type of nutplate attachment is to cleco them on, and prior to…



17-04/05 Lots of Dimples & two holes!

Lots of dimpling to be done, but all easy. I used the reduced diameter female dimple on the J Stiffeners … but I think a normal size one would be just OK actually. Breaking the…


Mechanical Stall Warning??

Vans have supplied the kit with two pilot holes ready for the Stall Warner Vane slot. I have asked the LAA (Light Aircraft Association, UK) whether I will be compelled to fit a mechanical stall…