More like the bend, unbend, rebend, bend some more, then twist. Today marked the beginning of section 29 of the plans: Fuselage Side Skins. The
The fuselage of the RV10 is basically an aluminum box. The bottom of the box is a square in the middle where the wings attach,
Tonight, I started by doing some countersinking on the mid-cabin deck plates. These make up the structure of the bottom of the door. They were
Drilling: I got all the side skins match drilled with the underlying structure. I also match drilled the upper longerons to the rear spar assemblies,
Just a little time to work on the plane tonight. I did manage to get the front fuse side skins bent. It was the same
I got the left front side skins clecoed in place, along with all the supporting structure that goes behind it. Once the skins were secured,
Same as yesterday, with one exception. There are welded steel brackets that are riveted to the four corners of the firewall. These join the structure
After all the fussing and bending over how the firewall brackets would fit, it was time to actually drill them. Luckily, everything worked perfectly! I
Long day, short post. Today was spent disassembling, deburring, and scuffing.
I started the day by finishing deburring the skins that I didn’t get to yesterday. Then I spent the rest of the day countersinking the
All the skins and underlying structures that needed dimpling were dimpled. I also cut out the opening in the left skin for the baggage door
I got all the skins and other misc parts primed today. This was a pretty big batch!
All the parts started to get permanently attached tonight. First came the cross brace that supports the tops of the rear seats, and then came
Continuing on where I left off last night, I placed the forward longerons and got them riveted to the appropriate brackets on the firewall. Fir
This time, I’m actually riveting side skins! I got a good start on getting the right side skins riveted in place today. Some of the