Sunday, February 28, 2016

Section: 9
Hours: 1.5

I woke up this morning thinking that I had made a big mistake- I forgot to remove the paper backing from the double sided tape between the wedge and the top skin before gluing in the ribs. I went back and re-read the instruction manual and it doesn't specify to remove the paper until after the ribs have been glued in. I carefully pulled the paper backing from between the wedge and the top skin. There was just enough space to pull the paper out. I then riveted the trailing edge using the tapered dies in my pneumatic squeezer. I also closed out the ends with some pulled rivets.

Despite my best efforts to squeeze the rivets just enough, a couple sections of the lower skin pulled away from the wedge. I clamped the skin back and I'll let the tape cure another day or so.

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