Brian & Brandi's Van's RV10 Build

Lots of wing progress

by Brian Friday, November 26, 2010

Over the last two weeks we've made a lot of progress on section 16. This section is just tedious! Lots of repetition and I had what I would describe as a sprained wrist for 4 days during the last two weeks. Probably from working the cleco pliers and drill too much. We got help from our buddy Greg, who was awesome enough to come help deburr for a couple of hours. Thanks Greg!

Section 16: Teaching our friend Greg how to build planes

Top Skins

by Brian Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ohh, shinny! We've got the top of the wing fastened on and we're getting one billion clecos in. We had this huge Folgers coffee container full of clecos and I thought we were going to run out. There were only 15 left when we were done with the whole inboard and outboard wing skin. =O What a hand work out too! You have to put them all in, drill all the holes, move the clecos over one hole so you can then drill those holes and then take them all out. Whew! Now we get to deburr everything since we've got the counter sinking out of the way for the 30 or so holes on the inboard wing skin that need it.

In hindsight, we shouldn't have pulled all of the protective vinyl off the skin. We decided to keep it on for the other wing, as it reduces the amount of scratches while dimpling and deburring.

Section 16 - Top wing skin is clecoed in place to prepare for match drilling and dimpling