Section 15 - Wing Rear Spar
Section 16 - Top Skin (first part)

As usual, I got into another extended time period of basically no progress,
but recently I was able to kick my butt into gear and start making
progress again.  The wings are going together very nicely so far, and
although there are some things in the plans that aren't as easy to understand,
if you pay attention it isn't too bad.  I did find something to be VERY careful
of, however.  
On page 16-2, the aft wing-walk doubler has a nutplate holes
to drill.  Read ahead for the nutplate riveting and you will see that the forward
most hole in the aft wing-walk doubler is correct per plans.  I accidently drilled
mine for a standard center-threaded nutplate, whereas this gets the nutplate
with the threads on the end, with 2 rivets side by side.  I did mine wrong, so
I'll either have to match holes with whatever fairing goes into that spot, or
I'll have to put the proper nutplate on, and just fill that hole with filler
after I rivet it.  Unfortunately I caught it after countersinking to #8 screw
size, or it wouldn't have been quite as bad.  You'll never see it when I'm done
though.  Also be careful not to countersink too far aft while countersinking your
wing-walk area.  I have one extra countersink right above the rear spar.  No problem
here though...just one spot that I don't have to dimple.  And I was moving so
smoothly today too...

The wing skins go on very quickly.  Doesn't take too long to cleco them all on,
and final drill the skins.  The deburring is going to be a pain though.

(All pics are clickable)

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Cleco Ribs to For. Spar
Van's Conduit installed
My Squeeze acting up
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My Elves
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Rear Spars on
New Ceiling Air Supply
Both Rear Spars on
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Doublers in Place
Alodined for priming
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Assemble Rear Spar
Primed Parts
More parts
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Still Clecoing Spar

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Spar Installed
Another Helper
Aileron and Flap Brkts.
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Top Skin Going On
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Other Top Skin
Bottom of Wing

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End View

Back of other wing
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New Plates
Final Drilling Skin
Skin On
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Miss countersink - Oh Well

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Done for the Day

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