Spent 7 hours in the shop today and got a lot accomplished. Fitted the upper wing extension skin and the splice plate using the hole duplicator tool. Once clecoed together, both the main spar and the rear wing spar are perfectly square. Next step will be to match drill the holes to the correct size. The it all comes apart to be deburred and reassembled with clecos. We'll then flip the wing over and do he whole process again for the lower skin. Once all deburred and clecoed together, the final rivets will be pulled. We haven't decided if we are going to cut the wing tip curves yet but probably will do those before final riveting.
Last weekend I popped into the Edenvale Gathering of Classics aircraft and car show. I saw this "pilot name" on the side of a homebuilt Hummelbird airplane. Cool way to express the joy this pilot obviously experiences flying his craft!
I'm getting closer to having this wing repair done. Once we get this off the table, we're going to open the production line and assemble 5 sets of slats and 4 of flaps for Ron's projects and my 750.
I've got to start getting my Corvair stuff together for my trip to the Zentih open-house at the end of September. Having a chance to get an expert opinion on my core items is exciting :)
Stay tuned, more to come.
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.