Mon Mar 19 2007

Re-leveling wings in jigs

One of the assembly techs in the shop, Joe Bossell, was kind enough to loan me his Starrett precision machinists level. Each graduation indicates an out-of-level condition of .005 inch per foot. That should give me enough precision to get things nice and straight.

I started disassembling the left wing support jig at the outboard end. Dangit! The bolt twisted right off. Well this is gonna be interesting.

I dug some of the wood out around the shank of the screw and managed to get a bite on it with Vise-Grips. Whoever invented these things should win a Nobel prize.

Here's the rat-bastard. Fortunately, I've got a spare bolt around here somewhere.