Good day in the shop yesterday. Worked exclusively on the 701 wing repair and tip extension.
Lots of practice driving solid rivets in the spar extension caps. Ron showed me a great trick on how to secure the work piece to the bench that's I'll have to remember for my wing spars. By the time mine are done on the 750 I'll have driven over 400 of them!
Here is the completed spar tip extension:
More pictures showing the installation of the new wing and nose ribs. For now we've got them clecoed in place temporarily until the flap and slat extensions are complete. Once these are done we'll line them up properly prior to drilling the mounting brackets.
Amazing how solid riveting the front and back splice plates on either side of the spa web and caps make this a solid extension with no flex in the joint. Exactly what we want!
Finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with this wing. Next up begin the skinning process..... and more learning :)
Time until takeoff
Husband, father and 911 dispatcher. Long time pilot with a licence that burns a hole in my pocket where my student loan money used to be. First time aircraft builder. Looking to fly my own airplane.