27 September 2009
Riveting assembly to spar

6.0 hours

Assembly riveted to spar
Assembly riveted to spar (Full size)

The first step is to rivet the ribs to the spar. These are quite awkward to get to as you have to reach up through the holes in the spar, or through the holes in the ribs to get the bucking bar on the rivets. Nathaniel and Spencer both did duty on half of these, because my arm is too big to fit through some of the holes. After that, the skin to spar rivets can be put in with the squeezer.

Spencer's autograph
Spencer's autograph (Full size)

Since he did the hard to reach ones, I had him autograph the rib, if the tank ever comes off, there will be a hidden message.

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