Monday September 6th, 2004|
Finished Riveting Left Main Ribs to Rear Spar; Jigged Wing
After a long weekend in Virginia (a 6.5 hour drive) I came back tonight and finished driving the rivets from the main ribs to the rear spar of the left wing.
After that it was time to put the left wing in the wing stand for skinning. Above you can kind of see my setup. Well, I don't really remember where I got the height to put the steel angle, but apparantly it's higher than I really should have made it. At first I thought about just moving the lag bolts down a foot or so but then after thinking about it it seems to make sense to leave it here where it is. Why? Well, the tank and leading edge are built off the jig in a cradle and there's no need to reach the top of the wing while it's in the stand. The only possible caveat here is that it makes it a little harder to brace the rear spar to remove any sag from the wing. This is probably the more ideal setup for me since it puts almost everything at about chest level. Again, I still need to find a clever way to remove sag.
And here's another shot.