Thursday, November 22, 2012

A Happy Thanksgiving!

In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, there is another reason to celebrate at DOG Aviation … all of the components for the RV-12’s wings are now primed and ready for assembly.

Today the remaining three flaperon aft skins were deburred, then dimpled … and together with the one previously dimpled aft skin, passed onto the paint department for priming. The temperatures were in the low 50’s so the rattle can PTI zinc chromate primer was used to finish off these last few remaining wing components requiring primer.
                       Primed flaperon spars and aft skins … nose skins are in background above air compressor.

After all the skins are fully dried, the shop will need to be arranged to accommodate assembly of the left wing skeleton.  As the wings take shape, things are about to get really big real soon, which will be both exciting and scary as the amount of free shop space begins diminishing drastically.