<July 5, 2005>

Riveting Left HS Skin

Today I started the riveting of the left HS skin. Overall it went pretty well. I had to drill out two rivets but I did it perfectly and the holes weren't enlarged. Riveting the front rivet on HS-707 is a major pain! It must have taken me about 30 minutes just to get that set up. I stopped before riveting the two forward HS-707 rivets on the bottom as I am not sure how and if this will be done (with solid rivets). I will do some reasearch and pick up here tomorrow.



Getting this in place was a pain in the arse, and riveting the front hole a bigger pain. The tape was there to protect the lower skin.

HS-707 and HS-708 cleco'ed in place. You can see that HS-707 has been riveted to the upper skin.

I stopped before riveting the two forward HS-707 rivets on the bottom. I want to see if this can be done with solid rivets or if the optional pull rivets are the only way to go.

Not bad for the first time... nothing a little paint won't hide.