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