Project Log - August, 2001 
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August, 2001

August 1, 2001 - 1.5 hours
Deburring wing ribs

August 2, 2001 - 1 hours
Deburring wing ribs

August 4, 2001 - 7 hours
Deburring wing ribs

August 5, 2001 - 5 hours
Finished deburring wing ribs and started fluting / straightening wing ribs

August 6, 2001 - 1.5 hours
Fluting and straightening wing ribs

August 7, 2001 - 1.5 hours
Finished fluting and straightening the wing ribs.

August 9, 2001 - 2 hours
Modified the H-Jig for use in holding the wings. Clecoed the main ribs to the main and rear spars of the left wing.

Bracket that will hold the main spar

Main ribs clecoed to the main and rear spar of the left wing. Finally something that looks like it might be part of a wing.

August 11, 2001 - 2 hours
Drilled the ribs and spars of the left wing.

August 12, 2001 - 3 hours
Clecoed and drilled all the ribs and spars of the right wing and then deburred all the ribs and spars. Also started building the little wooden fuel tank craddle.

August 14, 2001 - 1.5 hours
Finished the leading edge / fuel tank craddle. Started drilling the holes in the main ribs for the electrical conduit

This is the cradle where the leading edges and the fuel tanks will be built. It ain't pretty but it don't fly either.

August 15, 2001 - 2.5 hours
Finished drilling all the holes for the conduit. Deburred the holes in the left wing parts and prepared the left wing parts for priming.

August 17, 2001 - 1 hours
Primed the left wing ribs.

August 18, 2001 - 5 hours
Riveted the main ribs to the main and rear spars. Shannon built the wing storage craddle.

August 19, 2001 - 6 hours
Mounted the left wing skeleton in the stand. Clecoed and drilled all of the main skins. Clecoed the leading edge skin to the ribs and spar.

This is the bracket where the outboard end of the wing sits. Don't copy it! It doesn't work as it looks here. See below.

Wing skeleton mounted to the stand.

Top main skins clecoed to the left wing.

Bottom main skins clecoed to the wing.

Ooops. That ain't gonna work. The rib should be flush with the end of the spar but the skin is extended past the rib for the wing tip mounting and it is interfering with the bracket.

A little drimmel action and the problem is solved. Remember if it don't fly it ain't gotta be pretty.

Wow! It's starting to look like it might be part of an airplane. Now off to read the manual and go to bed.

August 20, 2001 - 1 hours
Installed the W-423 joint plate.

This is the W-423 tank attach piece. This is where the outboard side of the tank skin will attach.

August 20, 2001 - 1 hours
Started marking and drilling the fuel tank attach brackets.

August 21, 2001 - 2 hours
Still drilling and laying out the fuel tank attach brackets.

August 26, 2001 - 2 hours
Countersunk the rivet holes where the platenuts attach to the fuel tank attach brackets. Started deburring the fuel tank ribs.

August 31, 2001 - 1.5 hours
Deburring fuel tank ribs.

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