Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Assembly Of Left Wing’s Nose Ribs Begins

Now that ribs are attached to the aft portion of the left wing spar, the next components to be assembled onto the left wing are the W-1208 nose ribs. The plans call for starting at the outer most rib attach clip and installing the five W-1208 nose ribs which previously had the aft flanges removed. Access for the pneumatic squeezer is good so these ribs will be attached onto the rib clips with AN470AD4-4 rivets in the place of LP4-3 pop rivets.
The five outboard W-1208-R nose ribs with the aft flanges removed ready for attachment to the left wing spar.

Not much progress was made due to honey do errands which took up the entire day, so only had enough time to reposition the spar and rivet the first W-1208-R rib onto the outermost rib clip.
                                    Using the pneumatic squeezer to attach the first of the five W-1208-R ribs
                                    with the aft flanges removed onto the left spar with AN470AD4-4 rivets.