Wings

Sat Oct 14 2006 - Countersinking wing spars
Sun Oct 15 2006 - Nutplate installation
Mon Oct 16 2006 - Tiedown brackets
Wed Oct 18 2006 - Wing component deburring
Thu Oct 19 2006 - Wing rib fluting
Fri Oct 20 2006 - Hung wing spars on jigs
Sat Oct 21 2006 - Prep for match drilling wing skins
Mon Oct 23 2006 - Constructed leading edge cradle; match drilling wing skins
Tue Oct 24 2006 - Tank attach brackets
Fri Nov 3 2006 - Tank skin gap problem
Sun Nov 5 2006 - Tank attach brackets
Mon Nov 6 2006 - Tank drilling
Tue Nov 7 2006 - Fuel vent clip fabrication; drilling fuel filler
Mon Jan 1 2007 - Wing skin deburring
Sun Mar 11 2007 - Wing skin and wing walk doubler deburring
Tue Mar 13 2007 - More wing skin deburring
Wed Mar 14 2007 - Yet more wing skin deburring
Thu Mar 15 2007 - Working on tank skin gap problem
Sat Mar 17 2007 - Tank skin gap problems
Sun Mar 18 2007 - Tank skin gap problems
Mon Mar 19 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Tue Mar 20 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Thu Mar 22 2007 - Re-leveling wings in jigs
Fri Mar 23 2007 - Scarf joint
Sat Mar 24 2007 - Scarf joint; pitot tube mount
Sun Mar 25 2007 - Priming leading edge ribs
Tue Mar 27 2007 - Dimpling leading edge skin
Wed Mar 28 2007 - Aileron bracket problems
Fri Mar 30 2007 - Aileron bracket problems fixed
Sat Mar 31 2007 - Wing conduit location; drill press problems
Sun Apr 1 2007 - Deburring wing ribs
Mon Apr 2 2007 - Deburring wing components
Tue Apr 3 2007 - Dimpling wing walk doublers
Fri Apr 6 2007 - Drilling wing conduit holes
Sat Apr 7 2007 - Riveted leading edges
Sun Apr 8 2007 - Drilled main ribs for snap bushings
Mon Apr 9 2007 - Dimpled wing skins
Wed Apr 11 2007 - Dimpled wing skins
Thu Apr 12 2007 - Deburring and countersinking spars
Sat Apr 14 2007 - Countersinking wing spars
Sun Apr 15 2007 - Primed main ribs and spars
Mon Apr 16 2007 - Assembled aileron brackets
Fri Apr 20 2007 - Rear spar assembly
Sat Apr 21 2007 - Priming scarf joints
Sun Apr 22 2007 - Aileron bracket spar relief
Tue Apr 24 2007 - Rear spar assembly; main spar deburring
Wed Apr 25 2007 - Bad day
Thu Apr 26 2007 - Spar flange problems
Sat Apr 28 2007 - Spar flange problems
Mon Apr 30 2007 - Spar flange problems
Tue May 1 2007 - Spar flange problems
Wed May 2 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Sat May 5 2007 - Rivet removal HOWTO
Sun May 6 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Mon May 7 2007 - Deburring aileron ribs
Tue May 8 2007 - Rework on aileron brackets (again)
Thu May 10 2007 - Riveting on leading edge
Sat May 12 2007 - Solo riveting not going well
Sun May 13 2007 - Reassembly of wing skeleton
Mon May 14 2007 - Riveting on leading edge
Sun May 20 2007 - Left wing back in jig
Tue May 22 2007 - Riveting left wing top main skins
Sat May 26 2007 - Completed left top main skins
Sun May 27 2007 - Joint plate platenuts
Mon May 28 2007 - Riveting top right main skins
Tue May 29 2007 - Dimple repair
Wed May 30 2007 - Tank access holes
Thu May 31 2007 - Tooling hole cover plates
Sat Jun 2 2007 - Drilling new Z brackets
Wed Jun 6 2007 - Another Z bracket bites the dust
Thu Jun 7 2007 - Z brackets done
Fri Jun 8 2007 - Deburred tank baffles
Sat Jun 9 2007 - Drilled tank attach brackets
Sun Jun 10 2007 - Fuel tank prep; fuel sender customization
Mon Jun 11 2007 - Capacitive sender nutplates
Tue Jun 12 2007 - Fuel tank trap doors
Thu Jun 14 2007 - Drilling fuel tank fittings
Tue Jun 19 2007 - Tank riveting with Brent Owens
Wed Jun 20 2007 - New die grinder
Thu Jun 21 2007 - Tank riveting with Brent Owens
Sat Jun 23 2007 - Scuffed and dimpled tank skin
Sun Jun 24 2007 - Aileron bracket attachment problems
Tue Jun 26 2007 - Aileron bracket and gap fairing attachment
Thu Jun 28 2007 - Re-riveting wing walk doubler
Fri Jun 29 2007 - Flap brace tweaking
Wed Jul 4 2007 - Tank skin / baffle dimpling
Thu Jul 5 2007 - Scuffing tank ribs
Fri Jul 6 2007 - Scuffing tank baffles
Sat Jul 7 2007 - Tank stiffener / skin scuffing and dimpling
Sun Jul 8 2007 - RV-10 Eggenfellner visit
Wed Jul 11 2007 - Testing out custom dimple die
Thu Jul 12 2007 - Dimpled baffles
Sat Jul 14 2007 - Installing tank ribs - help from Greg Schroeder
Sun Jul 15 2007 - Tank assembly - help from Greg Schroeder
Mon Jul 16 2007 - Tank assembly
Wed Jul 18 2007 - Snap bushing modification and rivet dabbing
Thu Jul 19 2007 - Tank riveting - help from Brent Owens
Thu Jul 27 2007 - Oshkosh 2007
Mon Jul 30 2007 - Rivet dabbing
Wed Aug 1 2007 - Flop tube anti-hangup bracket
Thu Aug 2 2007 - Tank ribs
Fri Aug 3 2007 - Plastic washer deburring
Sun Aug 5 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Thu Aug 9 2007 - Fuel sender compensation probe
Sat Aug 11 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Mon Aug 13 2007 - Fuel tank miscellaneous
Wed Aug 15 2007 - Installed last tank rib!
Thu Aug 16 2007 - Rivet mangling :-(
Mon Aug 20 2007 - Mangled rivet fixing :-)
Fri Aug 24 2007 - Tank attach brackets
Sat Aug 25 2007 - Proseal fillets
Sun Aug 26 2007 - Proseal fillets
Mon Aug 27 2007 - Proseal fillets
Tue Aug 28 2007 - Visit to Dan Hempy's
Wed Aug 29 2007 - Proseal fillets
Thu Aug 30 2007 - Tank fittings
Fri Aug 31 2007 - Tank fittings
Sat Sep 1 2007 - Tank miscellaneous
Sun Sep 2 2007 - Proseal fillets
Mon Sep 3 2007 - Proseal fillets
Tue Sep 4 2007 - Proseal fillets
Wed Sep 5 2007 - Closing up tanks
Thu Sep 6 2007 - Tank - finishing touches
Fri Sep 7 2007 - Tank testing
Sat Sep 8 2007 - Tank repair
Sun Sep 9 2007 - Tank testing
Mon Sep 10 2007 - Tank testing - on hold
Tue Sep 11 2007 - Tank Testing - Success!
Fri Sep 14 2007 - Flap brace prep
Sat Sep 15 2007 - Flap and aileron component deburring
Sun Sep 16 2007 - Aileron prep
Mon Sep 17 2007 - Aileron prep
Tue Sep 18 2007 - Priming aileron stiffeners
Wed Sep 19 2007 - Attaching aileron stiffeners
Sat Sep 22 2007 - Planning flap and aileron trailing edge bends
Sun Sep 23 2007 - New skin bending brake
Tue Sep 25 2007 - Aileron trailing edge bends
Thu Sep 27 2007 - Working on Dan Hempy's elevators
Sat Sep 29 2007 - Gathering of Mustangs and Legends 2007
Tue Oct 2 2007 - Aileron leading edge skin fit problems
Wed Oct 3 2007 - Primed countersinks of flap braces
Thu Oct 4 2007 - Riveted on left flap brace
Mon Oct 8 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Wed Oct 9 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Wed Oct 10 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Fri Oct 12 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Sat Oct 13 2007 - New bucking bar
Sun Oct 14 2007 - Riveting bottom skins
Mon Oct 15 2007 - Aileron drilling
Sat Oct 20 2007 - Flying with Tom Webster
Mon Oct 22 2007 - Aileron work
Wed Oct 24 2007 - Left aileron tweaking
Fri Oct 26 2007 - Left aileron match drilling and deburring
Sat Oct 27 2007 - Aileron dimpling
Sun Oct 28 2007 - Misc aileron work
Thu Nov 1 2007 - Match drilling left flap
Sun Nov 4 2007 - Right flap work
Mon Nov 5 2007 - Misc flap work
Tue Nov 6 2007 - Flap and aileron work
Wed Nov 7 2007 - Dimpling aft holes of flap and aileron ribs
Thu Nov 8 2007 - Dimpling flaps
Sun Nov 11 2007 - Countersinking flap spars
Sun Nov 18 2007 - Priming, installing tanks, and aileron work
Tue Nov 20 2007 - Left and right aileron assembly
Wed Nov 21 2007 - Flap assembly
Fri Nov 23 2007 - Flap assembly
Tue Nov 27 2007 - Hacking on pop-rivet tool
Sat Dec 1 2007 - Flap work
Mon Dec 3 2007 - Flap assembly
Fri Dec 7 2007 - Problem with aileron bracket
Sat Dec 8 2007 - Aileron and flap work
Sun Dec 9 2007 - Flap work
Mon Dec 10 2007 - More flap work
Tue Dec 11 2007 - Built wing cradle
Thu Dec 13 2007 - Wings complete!