Finished right flap trailing edge [3.5 hours]

I’ve kept the straight edge I match drilled the right flap leading edge into clamped to the edge of one of the workbenches, to remind me to finish the flap. Today was the day to do that. Same process I’ve described previously – bind the trailing edge with double sided construction tape, then keep drilling 13mm holes out of the straight edge, using a squeezer through the holes to set rivets. Once again it worked a treat, and the right flap trailing edge is perfectly straight. This is also the last trailing edge I have to do – that’s all seven now done and they’re all dead straight. That leaves bottom skins, wiring and fairings for the wings – which I’m putting off for a while so I can make progress on the fuselage.

  • w60a
    w60a
    Right flap, trailing edge wedge, scuffed and cleaned ready for tape
  • w60b
    w60b
    Wedges taped in, cleco'd down to previously match drilled straight edge
  • w60c
    w60c
    After second round of riveting, every second hole done.
  • w60d
    w60d
    Finished trailing edge - dead straight - and scrap straight edge
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