Brian & Brandi's Van's RV10 Build

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

Rear Spar


by Brian Monday, November 08, 2010

The rear spar has been fastened on (the long blue piece). It's rewarding to see the wing actually starting to take shape.

Section 15 - Rear Spar

Aileron hinge brackets


by Brandi Friday, November 05, 2010

The aileron hinge brackets are complete. They took longer than we thought they would. We had to do a lot of deburring since there are three plates in each one.

flap and aileron brackets

Moving along nicely


by Brandi Saturday, October 30, 2010

We've finished Section 13 for both the left and right wing and completed Section 14 for the left wing. The parts are coming together and it's starting to look like we're actually working on a wing. How exciting! =D

Section 14 - Left Wing

Total Wing Kit Hours: 64

Wing building well under way


by Brian Monday, October 25, 2010

We're almost done with section 13 for both wing spars now. Section 13 involves lots of counter sinking and lots of nut plate attachment.

Never ending counter sinking

Wings In & Over Atlanta


by Brandi Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our wings are coming! They're scheduled to be delivered tomorrow. =D I'm so excited that I can't see straight!

Also, while working from home today, I got to witness the local AFB preparing for the Wings Over Atlanta airshow that's going on this weekend. I looked up once, while sitting at the computer, and saw 4 Blue Angels fly by in formation! =D We're planning to attend the show on Sunday. Pics to come!

Waiting


by Brian Monday, October 04, 2010

The wing kit should arrive in a week or so now and I'm so excited I can hardly wait. In our downtime we had plenty of time to research wing accessories and components. Decided to go with the leading edge HID landing lights from Duckworks, heated pitot, and auto pilot servos from Dynon. The nav and strobe lighting still needs to be decided on but theres plenty of time before those need to be installed. I made the wing stand this weekend. Piece of cake! My little sister Hannah helped out a bit. Thanks Hannah!