Starting8/31/2018: The plans are reviewed and the intial webbing is clamped together with the sonex spacing tool between the spars to ensure proper alignment.
Drilling Commences9/1/2018: Once the webbing is clecod in place, the drilling starts. Everything is pilot drilled at 3/32".
Pilot Drilling Complete9/1/2018: The pilot drilling using the Sonex spacing tool and reference pilto holes on the skin is very helpful.
Different Types of Rivets9/21/2018: There are many different rivet types used int he wing spar. Each one was assigned a color code and an "F" indicated that the web needs to be formed for flush rivets.
Countersinking10/3/2018: The thicker solid webbing needed to be countersunk precisely. It came out pretty good and matches the plan's specifications.
Flush Solid Rivets10/3/2018: Here I started installing flush solid rivets in the spar. Using the bucking bar as the flat source and a bolt and mallet to crush the rivet in place.
Horrible First Timer11/27/2018: The first spar took me forever and this is why, I had a lot of trouble with the solid rivets. These all were drilled out and tried again. The second time around was better.
Lots of Riveting Left11/27/2018: There are so many rivets to do, it is easy to get discouraged but you need to stick with it.
Left Spar Started12/12/2018: The left spar is clamped and spaced using the Sonex spacing tool, drilling to commence in the spars.
Aux Fuel Tanks!1/31/2019: Happy New Year. Took a break from building the spars to enjoy the holidays and work on the house. The auxiliary fuel tanks arrived today!
Back to Building!2/7/2019: Ok break time is over and time to start getting back to the grindstone. Updrilling the pilot holes and getting ready for rivets.
Countersinking Left Spar2/8/2019: Countersinking the spars, and the thick webbing. Getting ready for assembly and rivets.
Solid Rivets!2/9/2019: Finally pounding solid rivets into the left spar. Make sure to download and use the Sonex spar supplement on their website.
Wing Spars Clamped2/13/2019: The wing spars need to be clamped and aligned in order to drill out for later wing rigging.
Nice Alignment2/13/2019: The alignment was perfect although it was a little difficult to do this by myself.
It's Long!!2/13/2019: Thats what she said...ok enough with the jokes, time for the scar part of drilling out the mounting holes to 1/2" diameter.