Mon May 7 2007

Deburring aileron ribs

In preparation for riveting the leading edge ribs to the main spar, I ground down the side of my double offset rivet set so it could get in close to the main ribs.

My friend, Jim was nice enough to come over to help rivet. We did a few practice rivets and determined that neither of us could effectively use this double offset rivet set. I decided to order some long straight sets. I also ordered some long single offset rivet sets just in case i needed them.

I didn't have a riveting buddy, so I decided to debur a few parts. Here are the small ribs at the trailing end of the wing tips and also some aileron ribs. I'm not sure what that funky looking bracket on top is for, but it got deburred too. :-)