Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Wow time fly's!

Wow how time fly's and how easy it is to neglect a project like building an RV-10.

Just a short update to let folks know that I am not dead, am not sick that I am aware of, and no, the project is not being abandoned although it may look like it :)

The reality is other things have taken priority over the build and since this is a looooonnnng term project for me, I have to be OK with letting it sit for long periods while I take care of other stuff.

Right now my priority has to be getting re-focused on my fitness and weight management.  I am slowly creeping back up on the scale and that is not good!  I cannot allow my weight to get too far ahead of me again!

That being said, I must spend more time exercising and focusing on my health.  This will slow the progress of the build because exercising takes a ton of time to do effectively!


Monday, September 30, 2019

No RV10 work last week. I was on Vacation!

Last week, my wife and I flew to Miami and then a Lyft over to Port Everglades and boarded the Carnival Magic for a 6 day cruise to Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, and Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.

It was a great week of being off the grid and relaxing!

I will never get this airplane built at this rate :)

Oh well!  No need for me to be in a hurry! That fuse kit cost a bundle!





Monday, September 16, 2019

More wing rib prep

Sorry for the lack of post.  Just more wing rib prep!  Same old boring stuff!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Wing Rib Prep

Fluting, de-bluing, flange straightening, and edge/hole deburring......

This is going to take several days!









Monday, August 26, 2019

Finished spar extension and bolted on wing tie down/bellcrank brackets

 Finished riveting the other spar extension.

 Then added the bolts and bellcrank brackets.  Still need to torque these.

And finally there are two bolts that go thru the spar web doubler.  Don't believe this tie down bracket is going anywhere with 6 bolts and 10 rivets in each one.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Wing tie down bracket nutplates, Priming, and Riveting

 So today I got started by drilling the nutplate mounting holes in the tie down brackets.  I used my awesome nutplate jig to get this done!

 Then I countersunk the back of the brackets for the nutplate mount rivets.

 Finally I needed to do a small batch of priming so I can finish assembly of the spar parts and move on to ribs!

 All primed.

 Next I riveted the nutplates to the tie down brackets.  I used the squeezer for this task.

 And then used the gun and bucking bar to rivet the tie down brackets to the spars.

 One spar done.

 Next spar done.

 Then I started riveting the spar extension to the spar.
I used the gun and bucking bar for this task.


Done!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Wing Tie Down Bracket Fab

 Started by marking the tie down bracket extrusions for cut to length.

 Then I cut them on the band saw.

 Then I marked and drilled the pilot hole.  I went ahead and mirrored the left one and started a right one.

 Then I drilled and tapped the bottom end.

 All tapped.

 Then I attached them to the spars and match drilled them to the spar.


 I then match drilled the #12 bolt holes.


 All drilled...


 Deburred all the holes.

Deburred the brackets.