HS Riveting part 2

Hours Worked = 2.75

All week long, I keep thinking that I’m going to get a bunch of time that I can dedicate to the plane, and it keeps NOT happening. This weekend was no different. Between work, chores around the house, and family stuff (and a rousing game of KICKBALL!)… the weekend slips by pretty quickly.

I was able to get some more riveting done on the horizontal stabilizer today. This morning I got the nose ribs all riveted in place. I also managed to put a slight gouge in the skin. Let’s hope it’s nothing a little body filler won’t hide when it’s time for paint.

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Next, I dropped the rib/spar/stringer assembly I put together yesterday into the skins. The nose ribs were riveted to the spar, then it was time for kickball!

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Once kickball was over, I limped back into the garage to get a little more work done. I was able to get the front spar completely riveted on one side. So a few hundred more rivets, and the HS should be done!

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3 thoughts on “HS Riveting part 2

  • March 25, 2012 at 11:29 PM

    Keep on goin! Looks great. Im curious about those instructions – are they detailed enough that if I don’t know how to use a rivet gun I could still make by, or am I going to have a steep learning curve? Also, I’m guessing you built those tables carts… have a recommended plan for one over another?

  • March 25, 2012 at 11:39 PM

    PS: Bondo is king.

  • March 27, 2012 at 9:19 PM

    Hey Ryan!

    The instructions for the RV-10 are VERY good. If you can follow directions well and have the most basic mechanical skills, you could build one. The EAA also puts on workshops on metal working for home build airplanes.

    I’ll post a picture of what a page of the plans look like in the next post.

    As for the tables, I build them as a modified version of the EAA1000 tables (you can google them). My main modifications were casters so I could move them and overhangs so I could clamp to it.

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