Did some flying with Jared today in his RV-14A. Awesome day dancing around some scattered clouds and some fun aerobatics. Thanks for the great flight today, Jared! The aerobatic training is definitely paying off. Sorry no pics. I was having too much fun!
Meanwhile back at the airplane factory…
Received the replacement parts from vans and did the little bit of fabrication necessary to prepare the doublers and attach brackets.
Deburred and primed the new parts with SEM rattle can primer. Riveted the attach brackets to the hinge.
Riveted the hinge and doublers to the right rear spar.
The mistake cost me $45 in parts and an hour and a half of build time.
Got my new 3/8″ reamer from McMaster Carr. Used it in the drill press to precisely size the rear spar attach holes. The twisted flutes cut like butter.
Clecoed the rear spars to the wing ribs. Ready to rivet tomorrow.
|Today’s Time (hours):||2.0|
|Wing Time (hours):||67.0|
|Total Time (hours):||278.0|