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Oct 7, 2010 - Started work on second (right side) wing.  Cleco-ed rear ribs to main and rear spars.
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Oct 8, 2010 - Cleco-ed nose ribs in place.
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Oct 9, 2010 - Mounted and cleco-ed top skin to frame.
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Oct 10, 2010 - Flipped wing over (top side down).
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Oct 10, 2010 - Mounted bottom skin to frame.
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Oct 11, 2010 - Fabricated L-angle stiffeners for top and bottom skins.
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Oct 12, 2010 - Drilled and cleco-ed nose skin to bottom of main spar and nose ribs.
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Oct 14, 2010 - Cut hole in rear spar for the aileron mass balance arm.
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Oct 14, 2010 - Installed mass balance arm in aileron.
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Oct 14, 2010 - Riveted aileron.  Ready for installation.
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Oct 14, 2010 - Flap (upper left) and aileron temporarily cleco-ed in place for alignment and calculation of weight needed for mass balance arm.
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Oct 16, 2010 - Nose skin wrapped over top.  Drilled and cleco-ed to nose ribs.  Ready to drill to main spar.
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Oct 19, 2010 - Installing bell crank supports.
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Oct 20, 2010 - L-angle stiffeners being added to inside of top skin.
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Oct 20, 2010 - Starting to dissasemble wing for deburring of individual parts before final riveting.  Nice sit-down job for Clay Heathco.
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Oct 20, 2010 - Ribs ready for deburring.
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Oct 21, 2010 - Re-assembly of wing in progress.
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Oct 21, 2010 - Aileron control cable bell crank assembly.
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Oct 21, 2010 - L-angle siffeners being added to bottom skin.
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Oct 22, 2010 - Fuel level sender installed in end of tank.  Red cap in lower right is where finger screen and fuel hose will connect.
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Oct 22, 2010 - Bottom skin riveted in place.
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Oct 22, 2010 - Wing flipped right side up.
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Oct 23, 2010 - Temporarily mounted aileron and set control rod to final alignment.
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Oct 23, 2010 - Ran wiring for wing tip strobe through rib grommets.
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Oct 23, 2010 - Top skin riveted in place.
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Oct 23, 2010 - Riveted nose ribs to main spar.
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Oct 24, 2010 - My lovely wife, Suzanne, helping me attach the nose skin.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Nose skin mounted to lower nose ribs.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Measuring for hole in nose skin for fuel tank filler neck.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Hole for filler neck cut in nose skin.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Nose skin wrapped over top, ready for riveting.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Installing fuel filler neck and cap.
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Oct 24, 2010 - Finger screen, nipple, hose, and clamp for fuel supply.  Quick drain valve (lower left) for insertion in bottom of tank.  Applied EZ-Turn "fuel lube" as sealant.
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Oct 25, 2010 - Installed fiberglass wing tip.  Will leave cleco-ed until wing attached to fuselage.
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Oct 25, 2010 - Holes drilled in wing tip for mounting of strobe light.
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Oct 25, 2010 - Wing completed.  19 days !!!
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Oct 25, 2010 - View of completed wing from root end.  Ready to be placed in wing cradle, then moved to hanger for storage.
 

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