Flaperon Brackets

Didn’t get any work done yesterday because I was prepping for my multi engine checkride in the Baron. Not too shabby πŸ˜‰


I switched over to (mostly) getting the flaperon brackets done this morning.


BTW, the best thing for taking off those aweful stickers… WD-40. Sheesh


Bottom skin L angles

Flipped the wing back over to measure and cut the L angles that go in between the ribs on the bottom skin.

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Not thrilled about the holes lining up in this skin. Going to try starting from this side and seeing how it works out.

Don’t want to forget these before I button this up:

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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Grinding and riveting

I riveted quite a few parts today that hold the fuselage halves together. They’ve been clecoed a long time and I decided to put a ring on it πŸ™‚

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I’ve found the lack of documentation by Zenith in some parts to be really lacking. For example, for the whole wheel and brake assemblies, it says to “refer to the documentation that came with the Matco wheels and brakes.” This consists of parts list and some diagrams. To top it off, the gear gets in the way of the disk calipers and needs to be ground off. Arg.


The quality of the Zenith kit is pretty good, some parts like this make me want to throw something.