RV-8 Build: Post 3

Dear fellow readers and contributors I know it has been a long time since my last post but that one dag on thing got in the way again….. LIFE! Lately I have been finishing up my last varsity golf season and been looking for a new job. That combined with my highschool academics has proved very time consuming. Luckily though golf is winding down meaning more time for the large daunting task of working on my airplane again.

So far I have have a small portion of the horizontal stab build. The stage I am at currently is working on the front spar assembly. Just recently I was able to rivet my first piece of the airplane. It was the elevator bearing. Using Cleaveland Tools pneumatic squeezer it was quite easy to put together and ended up in nice condition. After doing that I also found self etching primer to prime the spars with and that was a fun learning experience! After priming it was time to work on the front spar. So far all i have are to holes size drilled, with the help of my friend who is new to aviation, we were able to teach her a little about building an airplane! Other than that you have not missed much in the world of Ians journey to building an airplane. It has been very quite here in the land of Ians aviation life, but when golf ends I plane to start instrument training, begin building again, and we are also starting a flying club up at my local airport.

PICTURES!!!!:

Rivet Job
Rivet Job
priming
priming
Drilling #21 holes to bearing
Drilling #21 holes to bearing

Until Next Time,

Pilot Ian