Prepping & Riveting the Ailerons

June 5th, 8th & 9th  13h

We moved on with the preparation of the ailerons, with the aim to get the ailerons riveted and finished:

  • Drilled the leading edge skin to the aft skin, the spar, the leading edge ribs, the main ribs and the counterbalance.
  • Deburred the leading edge skin, the spar, the leading edge ribs, the main ribs and the counterbalance.
  • Dimpled the leading edge skin, the spar, the leading edge ribs and the main ribs
  • countersink the counterbalance.
  • Primed the leading edge, the main rib, the leading edge ribs and counterbalance.

IMG_1267.jpg

All the work went on smoothly. Then it was time to start riveting the ailerons:

  • Riveting the leading edge rib to the counter balance: this had a little bit of tricky access requiring bending the tab of the leading edge rib, but it went on smoothly.
  • Riveting the leading edge rib to the spar.
  • Riveting the top leading edge skin to the spar and the aft skin. Access here was a bit hard, but we made it work with 2 people.
  • Riveting the the main bibs to the aft skin and spar.

IMG_1270.jpg

IMG_1272.jpg

IMG_1274.jpg

It is exciting to see the ailerons come together pretty quickly.  A little bit more riveting is remaining, and then the ailerons would be done and ready to attach to the wings.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s