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Wing skeleton painted and ready for riveting

I had a BIG painting session today. I didn’t take many photos as paint and iPhones don’t mix.

I put a large drop sheet on the ground out the front of my shed and moved the horse float so that it would provide a wind break and also wouldn’t get any overspray. I then layer all the parts for one wing on the drop sheet and primed them. When they were touch-dry, I flipped them over and did the other side. I repeated the process for the other wing parts.

Nothing too difficult, it just took a while. I had to make 2 batches of paint to do everything. Once everything was primed I clecoed the rear spar parts together and went back to the instructions to double check I hand’t missed anything. I had. The outboard holes on the outboard doubler plate need to be countersunk to allow the use of flush rivets. I set my countersinking tool up and countersunk both plates.

I then clecoed everything together on the main spars. Wing skeleton ready for rivets!

Build time – 4 hrs.


About gstrack

Husband and father of 2. Control & Instrumentation Engineer. Flying nut. Gadget geek.


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