<April 12, 2007>

Left Bottom Skins - Day 6

One wing down, one to go. Ok, I confess, there are 10 rivets I couldn't set solo, but I'll be able to get those done quickly when help arrives in the next few days. I have to say that riveting these bottom skins solo, while doable, is a huge pain in the butt. My back just can't take all the contorting for very long, but it is just one of those things that must be done.

All done with the exception a few unreachable rivets. Overall I am fairly pleased with the results. The skins have a lot scuffing on them from all the handling and moving. I may try and polish some of it out, but it isn't a priority.

Ooops! I did manage to ding the skin with the rivet set, but oh well, its minor and nothing worth worrying about. Besides, it gives the plane character! A few months ago this would have bothered me, but I am learning to live with the little issues like this that pop up from time to time.