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finished riveting nose ribs

Finished riveting the nose ribs on the left wing tonight.  My daughter and wife came out to visit in the garage which was a real treat.  My wife helped buck a bunch of rivets.  I purchased a 18K BTU window AC over the winter and installed it in the garage.  I wasn’t real sure how … Continue reading

riveting on the nose ribs

Began riveting on the left wing nose ribs.  I’ve put this off for as long as possible, just to have the luxury of removing them to get at bolts and clearance, etc.  Tonight i just put on 3 to see how things go.  My neighbor Mark helped with a couple.  A long offset rivet set … Continue reading

inboard flap torque tube support

I originally made the inboard flap torque tube support as one piece, but it did not line up well with the rib stiffener rivets that were already in place.  I ended up cutting the ends off and making it 3 pieces.  It will fit better and be easier to rivet in place like this.  Once … Continue reading

tailwheel training

I think I was inspired by my recent trip to Sun n Fun to go ahead and get my tailwheel endorsement now.  There is a small window in Florida between winter and hot as hell, that time is now.  After searching around online I came across Barnstorm Aviation, after one flight I know I made … Continue reading

fuel pump support bracket

I received  the Facet 40171 fuel pump that I ordered, so I made a mounting plate for it today.  The 40171 has the check valve and is supposed to prevent the flow when not running.  I used 1/8″ 6061 to make the mounting plate which is a bit thicker than it really needs to be, … Continue reading