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June 30, 2010 - Drilled and clecoed aileron to the wing.
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Jun 30, 2010 - Marked aileron for insertion of mass balance ribs as part of upgrade.
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Jun 30, 2010 - Marked aileron for insertion of mass balance ribs.
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Jul 2, 2010 - Drilled MB ribs and weight arm.  Arm is 97 degrees from front face of ribs. (Shown in upside down position.)
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Jul 2, 2010 - Cut square opening in face of aileron for MB arm.
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Jul 2, 2010 - Inserted MB ribs and arm, and drilled at previously determined rivet locations.
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Jul 2, 2010 - Another angle of MB arm protruding from aileron.  This will extend into rear of wing tip.
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Jul 2, 2010 - MB ribs and arm joined with AN3 bolts.
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Jul 3, 2010 - Drilling 3/16" holes in MB arm for attaching steel weights.
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Jul 3, 2010 - Cutting square hole into rear spar where the MB arm will enter the wing.
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Jul 3, 2010 - Aileron clecoed onto wing with mass balance arm extending into wing.  The two holes at the end are where the steel weights will attach.
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Jul 3, 2010 - Closer look at the square entry hole after trimmed and cleaned up.  Must be large enough to allow ample up and down movement.
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Jul 5, 2010 - Added aileron stop to rear spar.
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Jul 5, 2010 - Clay Heathco helping remove top and nose skins for deburring.
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Jul 6, 2010 - Bottom skin bell crank L-angle supports drilled out to final size.  Top skin support angles will be drilled later.
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Jul 6, 2010 - Bell crank assy. Drilled out to A5 size.
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Jul 7, 2010 - Wing tie down ring.
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Jul 7, 2010 - Tie down ring clecoed to Rear rib #9 (outboard end of wing).
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Jul 7, 2010 - Tie down ring protruding through slot in bottom skin.
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Jul 8, 2010 - Positioned reinforcing "bang plate" inside end of wing below mass balance arm where weights will attach.
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Jul 10, 2010 - Blue longitudinal line indicates where reinforcing L-angles will be attached under top skin.
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Jul 10, 2010 - Cut and marked L-angles to fit between each rear rib.
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Jul 10, 2010 - Received drill press for Fathers Day.  Came in handy to drill L-angles accurately.
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Jul 10, 2010 - Reinforcing L-angles drilled and clecoed to underside of left wing top skin.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Checked L-angle stiffeners for fit with ribs, then riveted.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Drilled bell crank L-angles and top skin, and deburred.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Wing top skin showing rivet lines for bell crank L-angles.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Drilled mass balance "bang plate" to top skin.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Riveted mass balance "bang plate" to top skin.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Clay Heathco deburring top of main spar while I start disasssembling ribs.
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Jul 11, 2010 - Disassembly complete.  Now the fun of deburring all those holes (both sides).
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Jul 12, 2010 - All ribs, rear spar, and other goodies deburred.  Deburring bottom skin is next.
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Jul 13, 2010 - Added nut plates to bell crank access cover, and positioned on bottom skin.  Also visible are drilled holes for bell crank support L-angles and longitudial bottom wing stiffeners.
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Jul 14, 2010 - Finished riveting left aileron.  Clecos hold trim servo unit.  Will leave this way until final assembly in case changes needed.
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Jul 14, 2010 - View of trim servo and molex wiring connector.
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Jul 14, 2010 - Servo control rod attached to trim tab.
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Jul 15, 2010 - Riveted L-angle stiffeners to inside of bottom skin.
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Jul 15, 2010 - Riveted L-angle reinforcements, root end doubler plates, and aileron control rod doubler to rear spar.
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Jul 15, 2010 - Riveted bell crank assembly and support angles to rear rib #7.
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Jul 15, 2010 - Riveted rear ribs to main spar.

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Jul 15, 2010 - Ribs #1 & #4 must be riveted from inside due to interference with new upright supports added to new factory spar.
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Jul 16, 2010 - Riveted rear ribs to rear spar.
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Flipped skeleton upside down, and clecoed bottom skin to skeleton.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Riveted control rod horn to left aileron.  Tested location of control rod.  Needed to enlarge hole to accommodate rod end.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Riveted bottom skin to skeleton.  Leading edge left clecoed until nose skin attached.  Flap hinge also left clecoed only.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Bell crank support L-angles rivetd to bottom skin.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Nose ribs riveted to main spar.
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Jul 18, 2010 - Wing assembly flipped over (top side up) in prep for next steps.

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Jul 26, 2010 - Off to Oshkosh for EAA.  The cabin we rented in Winneconne.
 

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