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Old 10-06-2017, 09:16 AM
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Not much to report here. Ailerons are still finished. I've begun the scrape, scrape, screech, screech with the flap parts.

I did have a visit from a new friend, Nate. He wanted to come by and see the build in action so he came to Oakland and brought some good beer with him. I answered all the questions he had and we finished up the right aileron together.

See folks I'm easy. Bring beer and I'll let you rivet up (or deburr) all the parts you could ever want...

Anywho I have the last two videos of the right aileron going together for you here. Enjoy.

https://youtu.be/nFlF1wQu-Yo
https://youtu.be/UlwPCFhqFEo
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:58 AM
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So I've started the flaps chapter (ch. 21). Its a relatively straight forward build. There seems to be a few more pop rivets than usual but the deburring is the same.

Here are the first set of feeds from the flaps:

https://youtu.be/IegH1wpH6Fk
https://youtu.be/Xse6AevPaJo
https://youtu.be/QfN-ocK9GYA
https://youtu.be/EWdfnZNys9M
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Old 10-18-2017, 02:32 PM
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Hello all,

So I finally found time to make headway on the left flap. After a couple of days of deburring duty I found myself ready to prime and dimple. Everything there went normal. I did have to do a few pop rivet close quarters dimples in the front of the leading edge skin for each rib. Doesn't matter much they all get pop riveted in the end anyways.

The biggest challenge with the final construction has been having the ribs be one piece attached to the spar first vs the zipper method of the rudder or the stiffener design of the ailerons. With both skins in place you need to put your hand between the skins with a small bucking bar and buck the rivets for the leading edge/spar/bottom skin holes. I have a 1x1x2 tungsten bucking bar that thankfully fit but where the ribs are you have to get your bar in there and the angle of the rib doesn't flex like the skins do in between the ribs so you need an even smaller face'd bar. That way it will buck all the way in without being stopped short by the rib or the skin and doesn't run the risk of causing a dent in the skins as well.

Anyways here is a mess load of video feeds I've accumulated. Enjoy

https://youtu.be/GAmNSp1bZGw
https://youtu.be/CFFXslluFJQ
https://youtu.be/4yI7w3OpRXM
https://youtu.be/iqvCtmv04YY
https://youtu.be/DOSMVmrjljQ
https://youtu.be/9SHjyuBc5oo
https://youtu.be/b939v94u_uI
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