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Here are some pictures of the wing parts and inventory:

August 9, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabrication of aileron skin stiffeners.

August 10, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring, dimpling and priming right aileron stiffeners.

August 11, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling right aileron skin and priming skin stiffeners.

August 12, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Priming right aileron skin and stiffeners, fabricating spar reinforcements.

August 17, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Riveting right aileron skin; drilling, deburring, dimpling and priming right aileron spar.

August 18, 2005: 1.5 hrs - Riveting right aileron spar.

August 19, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Pre-assembly and drilling right aileron; deburring and dimpling right aileron parts.

August 20, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and priming right aileron parts.

August 24, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Priming right aileron parts; finishing left aileron stiffeners; drilling left aileron skin.

August 25, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Riveting right aileron; priming left aileron stiffeners.

August 26, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Final assembly and riveting right aileron; priming left aileron parts.

August 27, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Fabrication of left aileron spar; priming left aileron parts.

August 31, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Riveting left aileron skin stiffeners.

September 1, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Bending left aileron trailing edge; pre-assembly and drilling left aileron.

September 2, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and priming left aileron parts.

September 3, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Priming left aileron parts, edge finishing right flap spar and skins.

September 4, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Preparing right flap ribs, pre-assembly and drilling right flap.

September 5, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Fabrication of flap actuator brackets.

September 6, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Fabrication of flap actuator brackets; riveting left aileron.

September 7, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Final assembly and riveting left aileron; deburring, dimpling and priming right flap parts.

September 8, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and priming right flap parts.

September 9, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Priming right flap parts; edge finishing and fitting left flap ribs and spar to lower skin.

September 10, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Final assembly and riveting right flap; drilling left flap hinge.

September 11, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Fitting left flap upper skin, drilling left flap; fitting left flap actuator bracket.

September 12, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and countersinking left flap parts.

September 14, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling left flap parts; priming left flap parts.

September 16, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Priming left flap parts; tapping tie down extrusions; mounting tank attach platenuts.

September 17, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring, countersinking and riveting tank attach platenuts.

September 18, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring, countersinking and riveting tank attach platenuts.

September 19, 2005: 1.5 hrs - Drilling, deburring, and countersinking main spar platenuts.

September 20, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Riveting main spar platenuts; fabricating tie down attach fittings.

September 21, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Drilling tie down attach fittings; countersinking main spar platenuts.

September 22, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Countersinking spar platenuts; priming spar platenuts; priming tie down attach fittings.

September 23, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Riveting and installation of tie down attach fittings; edge finishing rear spar fixtures.

September 24, 2005: 8.0 hrs - Building wing jig and storage stand, edge finishing rear spar fixtures.

September 27, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring, countersinking and dimpling right rear spar.

September 28, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Priming right rear spar parts; drilling and deburring left rear spar.

September 29, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Riveting right rear spar; dimpling left rear spar.

September 30, 2005: 3.5 hrs - Priming left rear spar parts; prepping and fitting right main ribs.

October 1, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Riveting left rear spar; prepping and fitting right main ribs.

October 2, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Prepping and fitting right main ribs.

October 3, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Prepping and fitting right main ribs; fitting rear spar.

October 6, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Drilling right wing skeleton.

October 7, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling right wing ribs.

October 8, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Riveting right wing ribs to spars; mounting wing on jig.

October 10, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fitting skins to right wing; drilling upper skins.

October 11, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Drilling right wing lower skins.

October 12, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Riveting left flap; edge finishing right wing nose ribs.

October 13, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Final assembly and riveting left flap.

October 14, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Edge finishing right wing nose ribs.

October 15, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Preparing right wing nose ribs; fitting leading edge to right wing.

October 16, 2005: 2.0 hrs - Fitting inboard nose rib and joint plate; drilling inboard nose rib and joint plate.

October 17, 2005: 3.5 hrs - Drilling right wing leading edge; fabricating tank attach brackets.

October 18, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Priming tank attach brackets.

October 19, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Riveting tank attach bracket nutplates; preparing tank ribs.

October 21, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Preparing and fitting tank ribs.

October 22, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Fabricating and drilling tank stiffeners; initial fuel tank assembly.

October 23, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Fabricating tank stiffeners; drilling right main tank; preparing auxilliary tank ribs.

October 24, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Preparing auxilliary tank ribs; fitting auxilliary tank ribs.

October 25, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Fitting auxilliary tank ribs; fabricating auxilliary tank attach brackets.

October 26, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating tank attach angles; fabricating tank reinforcement plates.

October 27, 2005: 4.5 hrs - Fabricating tank attach angles; marking auxilliary tank fuel cap location.

October 28, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating tank attach angles; fabricating tank stiffeners.

October 29, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Fabricating tank stiffeners; drilling auxilliary tank stiffeners.

October 30, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Priming auxilliary tank attach brackets; designing and fabricating leading edge access plate.

October 31, 2005: 2.5 hrs - Fabricating main tank access plate; fitting landing light mount short rib.

November 1, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Fabricating landing light reflector plates.

November 2, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Fabricating landing light reflector plates; designing and fabricating vent air boxes.

November 3, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Constructing vent air boxes; fabricating sealant ballance scale.

November 4, 2005: 8.0 hrs - Fitting right fuel vent; fitting right aux fuel cap; internal details right aux tank.

November 5, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Right aux tank internal details.

November 6, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabrication and installation of right aux tank access plate; aux tank fuel pick up fittings.

November 8, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating anti-rotation brackets for right main and aux tanks.

November 10, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Internal details right main tank.

November 11, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling right tank parts.

November 12, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling right tank parts.

November 15, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Riveting stiffeners to right main tank.

November 16, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing right main tank outboard rib fittings and tank drain fitting.

November 17, 2005: 7.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing right main tank internal ribs.

November 18, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing right main tank end ribs.

November 20, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing right main tank rear baffle.

November 24, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling right auxilliary tank parts.

November 26, 2005: 8.0 hrs - Riveting right auxilliary tank skin stiffeners and fuel cap fitting.

November 27, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Riveting right auxilliary tank ribs and drain fitting.

November 29, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Installing right auxilliary tank capacitive quantity senders; riveting end ribs

December 05, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing right auxilliary tank rear baffle.

December 06, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Leak testing right main tank.

December 09, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Fabricating auxilliary transfer pump mounting brackets.

December 13, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Fabricating auxilliary transfer pump mounting brackets.

December 14, 2005: 4.0 hrs - Assembly and final riveting right fuel vent air box; installation and sealing of right aux tank hatch.

December 17, 2005: 1.0 hrs - Fabrication and installation of vent line tubing.

December 18, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Deburring and countersinking right wing skeleton.

December 19, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Dimpling and priming right wing skeleton.

December 20, 2005: 6.0 hrs - Installation of right auxilliary and main tanks; fabrication and installation of right wing fuel plumbing.

December 21, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Edge finishing, deburring and dimpling right wing skins.

December 26, 2005: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating and priming aileron push-pull tubes.

December 27, 2005: 5.0 hrs - Riveting right wing upper skins.

January 01, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Preparing left wing main ribs.

January 02, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Preparing left wing main ribs.

January 04, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Preparing left wing main ribs.

January 08, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Preparing left wing main ribs.

January 09, 2006: 7.0 hrs - Preparing left wing main ribs.

January 10, 2006: 5.0 hrs - Riveting left wing main ribs to main spar.

January 11, 2006: 1.5 hrs - Riveting left wing rear spar to ribs.

January 12, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Riveting left wing rear spar to ribs; mounting left wing to construction jig.

January 13, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating left wing walk doubler; fitting skins.

January 17, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Drilling left wing skins; preparing left nose ribs.

January 19, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Preparing left nose ribs; fitting left leading edge.

January 21, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Fabricating left main tank attach angles.

January 22, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Priming left main tank attach angles; preparing left main tank ribs.

January 23, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Preparing left main tank ribs.

January 24, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Fitting left main tank baffle to spar and attach angles.

January 25, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Fitting and drilling left main tank skin.

January 28, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Preparing left auxilliary tank ribs.

January 29, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Preparing left auxilliary tank ribs; fitting ribs to tank.

January 30, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Fitting and drilling aux tank ribs; fitting and drilling tank baffle; fabricating and fitting attach angles.

January 31, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Drilling aux tank attach angles to spar; measuring and marking fuel cap hole.

February 01, 2006: 5.0 hrs - Cutting landing light, fuel cap and hatch holes in outboard skin.

February 02, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Cutting vent hole in outboard skin.

February 04, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Fitting and drilling vent airbox.

February 05, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Fitting and drilling aux tank skin stiffeners; fabricating anti-rotation brackets.

February 06, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Aux tank internal details.

February 07, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Aux tank internal details.

February 08, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling aux tank parts.

February 13, 2006: 9.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling aux tank parts; riveting aux tank skin stiffeners.

February 14, 2006: 10.0 hrs - Riveting aux tank intermediate ribs, fuel cap flange and drain fitting.

February 15, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Riveting end ribs, installing capacitive quantity senders, riveting baffle and sealing aux tank.

February 20, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Riveting vent air box; final installation of aux tank access plate.

February 21, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Drilling left main tank skin stiffeners; internal tank details.

February 22, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Fitting left main tank capacitive fuel senders; fabrication of tank one-way flapper door.

February 26, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Left main tank internal details.

February 27, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Cutting and fitting left main tank access plate.

March 02, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Left main tank internal details; drilling fuel cap flange.

March 03, 2006: 4.5 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and countersinking left main tank parts.

March 04, 2006: 3.5 hrs - Compliance with Service Bulletin 06-2-23; riveting and sealing left main tank end ribs.

March 06, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Dimpling left main tank skin.

March 07, 2006: 0.5 hrs - Dimpling left main tank skin.

March 10, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Preparing left main tank parts; riveting left main tank skin stiffeners.

March 12, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Riveting left main tank intermediate ribs; riveting fuel cap flange and drain fitting.

March 14, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Wiring and final installation of capacitive fuel quantity sensors; riveting and sealing outboard end rib.

March 17, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing left main tank inboard end rib and flop tube.

March 18, 2006: 8.0 hrs - Riveting and sealing left main tank rear baffle.

March 20, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Final installation of left main tank access plate.

March 23, 2006: 5.0 hrs - Fabrication of pitot tube mounting; leak testing left main tank.

March 24, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Priming pitot tube mount, leading edge end ribs and auxilliary tank baffle.

March 25, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Fitting pitot tube mount to wing skelleton and skin.

March 27, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Riveting leading edge end ribs; countersinking wing spar.

March 28, 2006: 6.0 hrs - Deburring and dimpling wing skelleton.

March 29, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Priming wing skelleton. On this date, the fuselage parts arrived. Because I do not yet have a hangar, Jan Martin kindly has allowed me to do the initial jigging of my fuselage in his hangar. To allow the most efficient work schedule, for some time I will be working partially on the fuselage, and partially on the wings. Wing work will appear on this page, while fuselage work will appear on the Fuselage page. Here is a picture of Jan with his beautiful RV-4 (note my fuselage kit boxes in the background):

March 31, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Installation and fabrication of internal wing pitot line.

April 06, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Riveting left leading edge to wing skelleton.

April 07, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Fitting and installing pitot line from pitot tube to wing.

April 15, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Edge finishing and deburring left wing upper skins.

April 16, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Edge finishing and deburring left wing upper skins.

April 27, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Dimpling left wing upper skins.

May 01, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Dimpling and priming left wing upper skins.

May 02, 2006: 2.5 hrs - Priming and fitting left wing upper skins.

June 02, 2006: 2.5 hrs - Riveting left upper wing skin.

June 09, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Fabricating wing inter-tank plumbing.

June 14, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Riveting left upper wing skin.

August 28, 2006: 1.0 hrs - Removal of right main tank access plate.

August 30, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Compliance with SB06-2-23 for right main tank.

August 31, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Fabrication of aileron hinge brackets.

September 03, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Fabrication of aileron hinge brackets.

September 04, 2006: 2.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring and countersinking aileron hinge brackets.

September 28, 2006: 0.5 hrs - Riveting aileron hinge brackets.

December 23, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Riveting aileron hinge brackets; drilling left wing flap brace and aileron fairing.

December 24, 2006: 3.0 hrs - Edge finishing left flap brace and aileron fairing.

December 30, 2006: 4.0 hrs - Deburring, dimpling and countersinking left flap brace and aileron fairing; deburring left bottom wing skin.

January 04, 2007: 2.5 hrs - Edge finishing and deburring left bottom wing skin.

January 05, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Priming left flap brace and aileron fairing; dimpling left bottom wing skin.

January 09, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Riveting left flap brace and aileron fairing; dimpling left bottom wing skin.

January 16, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Riveting left wing lower skins.

January 17, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Riveting left wing lower skins.

January 18, 2007: 8.0 hrs - Riveting left wing lower skins; installing left aileron.

January 21, 2007: 2.0 hrs - Rigging left aileron and fitting left flap.

January 22, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Drilling left flap hinge; edge finishing wing access covers.

January 23, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Drilling, deburring and dimpling left wing access covers and platenuts.

January 24, 2007: 3.0 hrs - Riveting left wing access cover nutplates; installing access covers; installing left aileron pushtube.

January 25, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Riveting left flap hinge; installing flap - left wing complete!

January 30, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Fitting, drilling, deburring and countersinking right flap brace and aileron fairing.

January 31, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Edge finishing, deburring and dimpling right wing lower skins.

February 06, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Priming right flap brace, aileron fairing and lower skins.

February 08, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Riveting right flap brace and aileron fairing; riveting right inboard lower skin.

February 09, 2007: 4.0 hrs - Riveting right lower wing skins.

February 13, 2007: 5.0 hrs - Riveting right lower wing skins; rigging right aileron.

February 14, 2007: 6.0 hrs - Drilling right flap hinge; drilling, deburring, dimpling, riveting and installing access covers.

February 21, 2007: 1.0 hrs - Riveting right flap hinge; installing right flap - right wing is now complete!

This completes the wing structure. Fiberglass wing tips will be installed durring finishing.

Work now returns completely to Fuselage.

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