This week has been a pretty good week on the airplane. Quite a lot of time spent in the garage and no major steps back! I decided to finish up the wings so I can get them to the airport. That was the plan anyway... I did spend a lot of time working on the wing tips but as usual it takes me about four times as long to get a task done than I had anticipated. Great learning experience though and I am happy with how things are turning out.
The wings weren't the only tasks of the week...see below!
|First step in installing the wing tips was to drill the holes that mount the hinges to the wing and the wing tip.|
|Next step was to drill another set of holes next to the first set. This new set of holes will be where the hinge is riveted to the wing tip. The first set gets cut off and attached to the wing with the other half of the hinge.|
|And here the other half of the hinge plus the piece I cut off of the wing tip are riveted to the wings.|
|And her it is with everything riveted in place. Now I have to install a couple of ribs in the wing tip and adjust the end to match the ailerons.|
|Here I have trimmed the end of the wingtip open and the after setting the adjustment where I wanted it I am epoxying it back in place.|
|Wow was this done this week? Seems like it was a long time ago but I went ahead and installed the baffles on the engine. Hopefully I wont have to remove them again for a long time.|