Wing - Right Wing
After finishing the right tank, I took a week off from working on the airplane, now it's time to get back to work. The next step is preparing the wing skins for riveting. This involoves a whole lot of minor tasks that seem to take forever to finish. The worst part is that you don't see any progress, until you are ready to rivet the skins.
|Finally riveted the nutplates to the main spar for the right fuel tank. I was avoiding this because I did such a crummy job on the left wing, but I didn't have to worry because they came out really good. I must have learnt something the first time around. Maybe I just used the right bucking bar for the job (the other end of the little hammer-like one--this has become my favorite bucking bar).|
|After countersinking all of those holes on the main spar, I used a tiny brush to prime each hole. This is very tedious work.|
|I didn't do this on the left wing, but Van's instructions say to lightly countersink the holes on the rear spar after dimpling them--can't hurt. Now I have to prime each hole again!|