|Day 6 - Starting on the wings||     Hours today: 4      Hours so far: 45|
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|First job is wings - there's a lot of work needing doing before covering. The ends of the ribs need trimming with a fine saw, then round off the corners to accept the aluminium trailing edge. Trial fit the edge to make sure of a good fit.|
|The trailing edge needs trimming to length, then holes drilled for rivetting later - the holes go into the middle of the rib, so draw a centre line before centrepunching and then drilling.|
|Preparing the flap and aileron hinges. This is a good example of where the time goes. First you need to remove the powdercoat on the inside surface. Then mark and centrepunch holes for rivets. Drill, then deburr the holes. There's 10 such hinges, each has 5 or 10 holes. This little job alone took about 3 hours.|
|Trial fitting of the flap hinges. Secure them with jubilee clips until you are absolutely sure they are in the right place. I'll come back to these later when the trailing edge has been fitted.|
Another day when you look back and wonder what you did - it's becoming a familiar feeling! Next page