Brian & Brandi's Van's RV10 Build

Closing up the left wing

by Brandi Sunday, April 03, 2011

In the past week, Brian and I have finished the aileron actuation assembly and installed the aileron trim in the left wing. The wing looks huge now with the flap and aileron attached.

Yesterday, we started riviting the bottom wing skin. We knew that it would be a tough job but I don't think either of us expected it to take as long as it did to get the first few rivets in. Once we found a pattern & got off the very top row, it started going a little faster. His arms are longer than mine so he got stuck bucking this time.

Major Progress

by Brandi Sunday, March 13, 2011

Brian had a four day weekend, most of which he spent working on the plane, and I've spent a good bit of time in the shop myself over the last few days. We've finished the flaps, closed up both fuel tanks, mounted the Dynon Autopilot roll servo, built the aileron trim mount, and completed half of the aileron actuation assembly. All of this brings us very close to finishing the wings. Once the tanks have cured and pass leak testing, we will be able to mount them on the wing spars, complete the aileron actuation and close up the wings.