In my last post I finished installation of the pitot tube, which was the final item to piece together prior to complete closure of the wings. Since that time I have focused on preparing the bottom skins for installation. Just as with the top skins, there were several steps to the process--final drill, debur, file down the leading edge of where the skins meet at the lap joint, dimple, prime, etc.
|Dimpling the skins|
|Visitors are a common experience these days.|
|Here's the ADHRS mount.|
After the skins and ADHRS were primed and ready to rivet onto the wings, I started with the short skin on the left wing. As you might imagine, it can be tough going when the inside of the wings are slowly closed. It's akin to not painting yourself into a corner. In this case, I'll need to be careful not to close up the wings in the wrong order.
|Let the closing begin!|