December 13th, 14th, 10h
I riveted the flap to the right wing, which went great. It is great to see both the flap and aileron on and rotating.
Then I moved to the left wing. For this one, I had to redo the hinge, since the holes in the previous hinge did not end up having edge distance. After redoing all the drilling, deburring and dimpling, I was finally able to rivet the hinge. However this hinge did not end up being perfectly straight, because of some enlarged holes for which there was no access to enlarge the countersink. So, I waiting to hear from Vans about this one:
So, I switch to working in the aileron and bell-crank. I redid the bell-crank since in the previous one the riveting of the end did not go great. Redoing the bell-crank went smoothly, then I attached the bell-crank to the aileron. Now the aileron for the left wing is moving great as well.
October 19th and 20th, 12h
We rivets the flap and aileron braces for both the left and right wings. Then we attached the aileron for both wings. The aileron move pretty smoothly and have a good range of motion.
October 13th, 8h
We made some great progress with the flap and aileron attachment:
- Matched drilled the attachments for both wings
- Debured attachments for both wings
- Primed the attachments for both wings
- Then, riveted the attachments for both wings
Then we moved to the aileron and flap fairings
- smoothed the edges for aileron and flap failings for the both wings
- Matched drilled aileron and flap failings for the both wings
- Deburred aileron and flap failings for the both wings
- Primed aileron and flap failings for the both wings
October 6th, 4h
After flipping the tank, we proceeded with the fabrication of the bellcrank linkages:
As well, we started working on the aileron brackets for both wings:
June 30th 2h
Installing the aileron brackets was a little tricky because of access. With two people we were able to get into all the bolt and nuts and set the torque values.
June 15th, 3h
We got to finish riveting both ailerons:
- Riveting the bottom of the leading edge rib to the leading edge skin.
- Riveting the bottom of the main rib to the main skin.
- Riveting the bottom of the leading edge skin to the spar and the main skin.
- Riveting the counter balance to the leading edge skin.
The results look great: