Sunday, March 31, 2013

Left Wing Riveting Continues

Happy Easter!

After the Easter Bunny finished coloring and hiding Easter eggs, the DOG Aviation production facility was ramped up for riveting. Lots of rivets set today … 138 went onto the main spar alone.
                         Using the pneumatic rivet puller to set the first rivet into the line of rivets on the main spar.
                                                         Setting the 138th rivet into the left wing's main spar.

Because of the Easter Holiday, was only able to rivet during the morning and only an hour or so in the evening. Sadly did not finish the wing … but it is now about 60% or so completed. Everything is aligning perfectly which is a testament to the quality of Van’s components … especially in those areas where there are four layers of material.
                                                       Working on setting the last row of rivets for the night.