Wing Assembly Log, page 3









2/27/98; 6.75 hrs; riveted left ribs to rear spar; dimpled left bottom skins and clecoed to skeleton; rigged right leading edge ribs; trial fitting of right leading edge skin.


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A threaded rod is rigged through the tooling holes of the leading edge ribs to serve as a jig. Nuts are run onto the rod to hold the ribs in position. Chucking the threaded rod into a drill makes a tedious job slightly less tedious.




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Little scraps of stock combined with clecos to clamp the leading edge flush with main skins.





First fitting of right leading edge. Everything lines up!!

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2/28/98; 5.0 hrs; drilled, dimpled, riveted right leading edge; right leading edge complete.


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3/1/98; 2.75 hrs; jigged left leading edge ribs; drilled left leading edge skin to ribs; dimpled leading edge ribs.

3/2/98; 6.5 hrs; dimpled and riveted left leading edge skin; installed Duckworks landing light mounts in right leading edge; bolted right leading edge to spar, ready to rivet.


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The Duckworks kit includes templates for cutting a hole (!!?!) in the leading edge.





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A cut-off wheel in a Dremel tool makes a neat cut if you have a steady hand....make several passes and take your time in the corners. The 2" Scotchbrite wheel will polish the edges nicely.





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Another template was transferred to lite ply and the holes drilled for plate-nuts in the ribs. This would be VERY interesting on a completed wing!





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The Duckworks kit uses the reflector and bulb from an after-market automotive driving light. The reflector will mount in this plate. The mounting holes are over-sized to give an adequate adjustment range.




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Here is the plate installed (looking at the bottom of the wing). The instructions assured us that the lens will fit through the opening! Overall, I would give the Duckworks kit an A- for fit, completeness, value, and hopefully, effectiveness.


3/3/98; 4.5 hrs; installed landing light mount in left leading edge; riveted both leading edges to spars.




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