Drillin’ some skins

Hours Worked = 3

Today, with assistance from my lovely helper Colleen, we get the top wing skins clecoed in place and fully match drilled. I don’t know how many holes there are in the top of the wing, but it’s a lot. After a bit, we got a good rhythm going, and the second wing took us a little less than an hour to fully match drill!

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2 thoughts on “Drillin’ some skins

  • July 20, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    I haven’t looked at all the categories, but what are you using as a fastener? I see you’re drilling, clekoing, etc, but I never see a rivet gun or bucking bar? Can you enlighten me on your fastening technique? Also, I assume this is experimental, or did you have an IA inspect and sign-off as you went?

    Thanks for the time.

  • August 11, 2016 at 8:16 AM

    Hey Jason.

    You’re correct. This is an experimental aircraft. No IA inspector needed, but the FAA did need to inspect it prior to issuing an Airworthiness Certificate. I also had numerous RV experts inspect the build throughout the process.

    The fasteners you see sticking out of the wings are called “clecos”. They are basically spring loaded temporary rivets. They pop thru a rivet hole and with spring pressure hold the pieces together.

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