Deburred, Scuffed, and Primed Forward fuse.

Did the deburring and scuffing last night. Neglected to take any pictures. Shot the primer this evening. My firewall parts order showed up so included those as well.

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Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 57.5
Total Time (hours): 512.0

 

Primed the Firewall parts and started assembly

Primed all the aluminum firewall parts.

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Machine countersunk the firewall angles and riveted on the support angle.

 

 

Dimpled the tunnel sides and riveted the nutplates to the top flanges. Dimpled the cover angle brackets and riveted nutplates to the top flanges. Then riveted the brackets to the tunnel sides. Riveted the nose gear brackets and firewall angles to the tunnel sides.

 

 

Today’s Time (hours): 3.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 51.5
Total Time (hours): 506.0

 

Primed all the parts and began assembly

Primed all the mid fuse lower structure parts. There are a lot of them!

 

Riveted the doublers to the baggage ribs.

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Dimpled the seat ribs. Riveted in the nut plates. Riveted the bushing clips to the ribs. Riveted in the rib doublers. Riveted in the routing angles. Riveted the crotch strap brackets to the ribs.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 4.0
Fuselage Time (hours): 26.0
Total Time (hours): 480.5

 

Primed all the remaining wing parts

Drilled holes for and installed angle of attack sensor tubing. Also ran wires for pitot heat.

 

Drilled the rivet holes for all the aileron push tube ends and prepared all the parts for priming.

 

Primed all the remaining wing parts.

 

Installed the aileron and flap gap fairings.

 

Assembled the ADAHRS mounting bracket.

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Today’s Time (hours): 7.0
Wing Time (hours): 249.0
Total Time (hours): 401.0

 

Primed everything and started assembly

Primed all the aileron parts.

 

Riveted the various hinges and doublers to the various ribs.

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Clecoed the nose ribs to the spars and set in the skins with the stainless counterbalance tubes. Match drilled the inboard and outboard holes from the leading edge of the skins to the counterbalance.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 4.0
Wing Time (hours): 175.0
Total Time (hours): 387.0

 

Primed everything and began assembly

Primed everything

 

Riveted the nutplates and doublers to the rod end ribs.

 

Riveted the hinge halves to the ribs. Then installed the hardware and double flush riveted the halves together.

 

Today’s Time (hours): 2.0
Wing Time (hours): 158.0
Total Time (hours): 369.0

 

Primed all the tank parts.

When I bought my tools I bought my tools for this project, I decided to buy a DRDT-2 dimpler. I decided not to bother with a c-frame. Until this point I have not found anything that I couldn’t do without a c-frame. Today I needed to fill the locating holes in the inboard and outboard ribs with AN470AD6-5 rivets. I don’t own any tool capable of setting those big rivets reliably. Fortunately Jared offered up his c-frame and I went to his house and got these rivets set. Thanks, man! Ended up cutting the rivets down to like a 6-3. They are not structural and they were way to long.  They just plug up the machining holes in the external fuel tank ribs. The shorter rivets set perfectly with the c-frame and a heavy hammer.

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I primed the exterior side of all the fuel tank parts.

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I riveted the bearings for the aileron controls to the tank attach bracket.

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I riveted the shims and nutplates to the tank attach brackets.

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I riveted the nutplates to the aft inboard ribs. I couldn’t get a mushroom set in between the clecos to rivet these. So I used a back rivet set on the tail and a bucking bar on the factory head.

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I’ve completed everything I can on the Tanks until I get the J-Channel I ordered from Van’s. On the bright side… I received the tools I need to install the landing light lenses so that will be tomorrow’s project.

Today’s Time (hours): 3.0
Wing Time (hours): 133.0
Total Time (hours): 344.0