February 2019


21-07/08 Flap Sub Structure

After all the preparation it was finally time to actually start assembling the flaps. I attached the Doublers & Nutplates to the Inboard Rod assembles first. I was able to use the squeezer for riveting…


21-06 Priming Flap Parts

Etch Primer After scuffing and degreasing I got the acid etch primer sprayed … basically a day’s work! As luck would have it, we are having unusually warm weather here in the UK … 15ºC…


21-06 Dimpling

As always, lots of dimples. I gently scuffed the holes prior to dimpling ready for priming … I find it easier to do at this stage. But you have to remember it’s probably normally a…



21-06 Match & Final Drilling

After the Trailing Edge is clecoed in place, it’s final drilled. Vans recommend that the drilling is done at 90º to the chord line, which works out as being 84º to the skins. So I…