For the last two weeks I haven't done too much work on the 10 but I did re-do some work. I had started putting the rudder together and after getting the ribs riveted together I tried to get the forward spar to fit. Well guess what? I had installed all of the ribs on the wrong skins! That required some amount of cussing and then a long process of drilling out all of the rivets, and then re-riveting the entire structure back together again. I'm almost back to the point where I started the week.
On a more positive note, yesterday Harry and I drove up to a house north of here and took a look at a 10 wing kit that someone was selling. The work looked pretty good and most importantly there wasn't a ton of riveting done. I really want to do the majority of the work on the kit myself but I couldn't say no to the huge savings I would get if I purchased this wing kit. After looking at the work on both the wing, and the completed empennage I decided to purchase it. Now I have a backup empennage kit that I can sell (assuming I don't mess up the one I am working on now). Harry was nice enough to offer to come help me pick up the kit today!
Finally on my list of news I got to do some flying this week but I will save that for another post.
|OH yea, I also installed a step up converter on the 9 landing light mount. Now I can install the 24v LED landing lights that Harry gave me!|
|Look at all those pretty rivets! Yep, I had to drill them all out and the ones on the other skin not shown in this picture.|