25 September 2009
Riveting outer nose rib and skin assembly
|Assembled skin and ribs (Full size)|
This was much easier than the first time. Everything just goes together with little force.
|Pitot tube hole (Full size)|
I hadn't yet drilled the pitot tube hole so I put the assembly on the wing spar and drilled out the hole
|In-progress riveting (Full size)|
Starting with the aftmost rivet, each rivet is done one by one toward the front of the skin, Here I am almost halfway done.
|Finished riveting (Full size)|
Here is the finished assembly ready to go on the spar
|Nutplates on tank attach splice plate (Full size)|
I put on the nutplates before riveting the assembly to the spar
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