I ordered the interior side panels since i really like them and they are soon to be discontinued. The seats will be a bit different, but the side panels will look like this…
Fitted the tank ribs to the rear baffle and Z brackets and drilled the assembly to final size.
Fitted the rear tank baffle to the Z brackets. Then fitted the 7th Z bracket, match drilled the bracket to the spar. Then installed the nutplates to the spar.
Added a leading edge rib and the leading edge joint plate with my dad’s help today.
We also fabricated all of the Z brackets. Easy but tedious job.
This thing is at least starting to show the shape of the wing! My dad and I fit the leading edge skins to the ribs. Next, this assembly gets fitted to the existing wing spars/skins. The area where the leading edge is missing in the last picture, where the gold anodized spar is visible, is where the 21 gallon fuel tank will be installed.
Today my dad and I cut to size and match drilled the wing walk doubler. We then fit the top skins to the wing spars and ribs on the right wing. So far today we got the top skins rivet holes reamed to final size before the Packer game came on. GO PACK!
After the Pack beat Dallas, we finished the bottom skins also!
I think all these wing pictures look the same, so I’ll just point out that the bottom skins have three holes for the inspection/access plates!
My father came over and helped rivet the left wing ribs to the front and rear spars. He ran the bucking bar and did a great job! Had him sign and date the spar right under an access plate too. Thanks Dad!
This was taken a few weeks ago, by my father, who was in the back seat. I give him credit for flying with me!
On final for runway 36 at KUES (Waukesha)