Today marks the first day of work on the wings.
It was a day of a lot of drilling and a lot of head scratching. The directions still give you all the information that you need to complete the step, but it is definitely less detailed. Figuring out which holes should be drilled, which shouldn’t, which should be countersunk for rivets, which should be countersunk for skins took some pondering.
Also, there are just a lot of freakin’ holes! And each one needs attention at least once, if not 3 or 4 times. A little step like “final drill the 3/32 holes” doesn’t sound bad, but it takes a bit of time when there are a few hundred 3/32 holes!
By the end of the day, I got the spar extensions match drilled and deburred, the skin stiffeners match drilled and edge deburred, and all the 3/32 holes final drilled. The next step is going to take a while. That’s going to be counter-sinking ALL the holes…
No pictures tonight, because after 4 hours of work, everything looks pretty much the same as it did when it was unpacked.