March 2019


21-10 Riveting Bottom Skins

The manual suggests that you cleco the bottom skin in place and check for unwanted twist by placing a digital level on the rear side of the hinge assemblies. But I found it very hard…



21-09 Riveting Flap Nose & Top Skin

Tim helped out today with riveting the Flap Nose & Top Skins. Thinking ahead to this stage, and also later on for the fuselage, I had purchased another Tungsten Bucking Bar. This was it’s first…


22-05 Drilling the Aileron Counterbalance

The nose ribs, spar and nose skin are clecoed together whilst positioning the stainless steel counterbalance in position. I found that Vans had supplied the tube already cut to the required length, so that saved…