More right wing prep: 7.1 hours

Continued with right wing rib scuffing. Got eight wing ribs primed. Began right leading edge rib edge prep and fluting. Finished the day deburring and dimpling left wing bottom ribs. Jumping around a bit to break up the monotony of edge prep.


Left tank and right wing prep: 5.5 hours

Slowly getting some of the right wing prep out of the way. Drilled, countersunk Z brackets for nutplates. Scuffed and primed then riveted nutplates to brackets.

After edge finishing I match drilled stiffeners to left tank.




Fuel tank assembly: 6.8 hours

Marked Z bracket center lines for left and right tanks.

Match drilled to spar, countersunk for nutplates, deburred, scuffed, and primed Z brackets.


Assembling the left tank: 6.1 hours

After strapping the tank to the wing I match drilled the tankskin to the joint plate. Then I match drilled tank skin to ribs and end ribs to Z brackets. Match drilled baffle to Z brackets. My Z bracket holes came out spot on so I am very pleased with this method!



Started match drilling right wing spar Z brackets while the pressure was up in my compressor.


Assembling the left fuel tank: 6.7 hours

Riveted nutplates to Z brackets and spar, and bolted to wing. Prepped and fluted tank ribs. Assembled tank and mounted to wing. Starting to look like a wing!20140826_101504[1]



Assembling the left leading edge and fuel tank: 1.8 hours

Match drilled left leading edge. Cut fuel tank stiffeners from stock.