Right wing root and spar work

Working on the right wing spar, ribs and root pieces. Have I mentioned this week how much I hate the stickers on these parts?

Expanded a BUNCH of holes to 20, marked and deburred them. These still need to be disassembled before riveting for corrosion protection.

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Also, this doesn’t fit…

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Nose wheel… almost

Drove out to the hangar today only to find out my bottom bushing is not made to the plans specs. Supposed to be 94mm and it’s 98mm. Put in an email to Roger about it. Sigh.

I’d be less frustrated if I thought Zenith was really committed to their builders. I’m starting to wonder the more I go down the rabbit hole.

Nose wheel and strut

Finished the nosewheel and strut minus the holes in the axel for the cotter pins.  Next is the bushing for it that I had to order a tap for. The whole thing will get test fitted Tuesday when I swing by the hangar.

Moving the fuselage to the airport

Big thanks to my Dad for his patience, engineering help, and truck. Also big kudos to Fuzzy Dave in our EAA chapter for the use of his trailer which was custom built to move small airplanes. 38 miles from my garage to the airport and it went smoothly.


Bearings and bottom plate

Got the bushings and bottom plate for the gear and riveted a good part of the firewall to the fuselage. Pictures tomorrow when I actually start lining up and drilling the nosewheel fork and making the mods for the Viking Bungee replacement.