Wednesday May 2nd, 2007|
Wing Bolt Nuts are Installed
So lo and behold I come out to the airport after the day job today and there's a familiar RV in the hangar beside my airplane. It was Larry Dickenson's -9A. Larry is one of our EAA 690 Chapter members and a frequent attender at our pancake breakfasts. I can't count the number of RV parts we've drawn on table napkins. It's very neat to see his airplane in the hangar next to mine. There's an avionics shop in the back of the hangar and Larry's having them help him trace a problem with his pax ptt button.
I also worked on getting the remainder of the wing bolt nuts installed. The top ones are a breeze and very easily accessible, as can be seen here.
The bottom ones (on the right side of this picture) are not so straight-forward. Holy crap...these gear leg weldments have been the most difficult part of this entire project. Getting this installed was bear and getting the nuts torqued on them in a bear. I spent quite literally about 4.5 hours today doing this. I was determined to get them installed before I went home and I left the airport at about 10:00 for the 30 minute drive home. Oh well...it's done and I can now concentrate on other things. I'm not going to spend the time describing how to do this because quite frankly I can't put it into words. I suppose this is a rite of passage for us nose-rollers. The tail-dragger is definitely easier to build with regard to installing/removing the wings.