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Left Flap Assembly

With a few days until heading out to Alaska, it was time to start doing final assembly on the flaps. This post recaps what I was able to do before heading north for work. Enjoy!

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Flap Priming Day!

Another month, another priming day! This time it’s for the flaps, and with Sam’s help we were able to do it in the fastest priming session ever! Read on for a quick re-cap!

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Flaps – part 2

Outside of the wonderful Oshkosh trip (post coming soon), and the work to get the Velocity in a stable condition, I was able to get

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Aileron Final Assembly!

With the help of my son Giacomo (and his skinny arms!) we were able to get the tough riveting done, and it was smooth sailing from there. Ailerons are done! Read of for details.

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Aileron Assembly Part 1

Over a few long sessions I’ve gotten a lot of work done on the Aileron Assembly. As far as I can get solo. Read on to see the progress and what it’ll take to get the next steps done.

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Aileron Gap Fairings Installed

Moving right along, Aileron Gap Fairings are now installed. Read on for a quick recap and the resolution to the SB rivet conflict discovered during bracket install.

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Aileron Bracket Install

Over a few sessions I was able to get the Aileron brackets installed permanently. Read on for the roadbumps and gotchas learned along the way.

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Aileron Priming Day!!

Priming days are my favorite (not!). With a 5:30am start and one epic marathon session, I was able to get through priming all the parts needed to build out the ailerons (and some other things). Check out the lengthy post for a recap of a long, but satisfying day.

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