Brief Description: Recurrent EAA Tech Counselor Visit
Bob Hunt from EAA Chapter 13 came by today to see how things were going. I saw him at the meeting last Thursday and asked him to take a look at my work. I opened the top of the wing and had him look inside, showed him the areas of concern and here is what he wrote up.
"First wing in nearing completion, bottom skin is riveted on, all wing ribs are in place and drilled for top skin. Spar construction looks very good, rivets are set properly and all surfaces that contact each other are primed for corrosion. This is a scratch built airplane and Ron's metalworking skills are far above average. - Safety is his first concern so construction guidelines are adhered to."
Now that gives a guy some motivation!
Deburred the top wing skin while he was inspecting then put it back on and clecoed the entire spar line to look for gaps after he left. Found one minor one, inboard of rib 9, marked the area for later inspection.
Image 2) Test fit the lights. After hearing about problems I wanted to see how to put these things in. Looking at the lights if you place the outer screws first and leave the inner ones out the light slips in through the middle. The outer screws need to be loose also for this to work. This could get tricky working in the dark on a field.
Image 3) The flanges on the Face Plate being moved in towards the light make them easier to get in place. This is a tight fit.