HS Final Assembly Begins

It was a productive weekend!

Saturday I spend the day getting things done around the house. Knocking out a long honey-do list. In the afternoon, I was able to prep and prime the remaining HS parts. There are so many pieces it took 3 solid hours to prep and prime.

I have the B2VT coming up on June 11th, so I got what will probably be my last long training ride on Sunday. I was able to knock out 80 solo miles. I had planned to work a bit on the plane afterwards, but was pretty wiped. So I decided to nix that idea.

Today I was able to spend a bunch of time starting the final assembly and made good progress.

I was able to rivet together the stringers and stringer web, the basic skeleton to the front spar, the nose ribs to the skins, the front spar to the nose ribs, and started riveting the skins to the front spar. A couple of pictures of today’s progress.

Riveting the In-Spar Ribs to the Stringer Web



Stringers riveted together to the previous picture and Cleko’ed to the front spar


Most of the Skeleton cleko’ed in place
Looking down inside one of the “bays”. Skin is riveted to the spar here.
Nose ribs riveted in place as well as the left side skin to the front spar.

8 thoughts on “HS Final Assembly Begins

  1. cderkjr June 7, 2016 / 1:16 am

    Looks very familiar! Hope you’re enjoying it…


  2. adambezanson June 7, 2016 / 1:41 am

    I am enjoying it! More so than I thought!
    It’s really fun when a major piece starts coming together.


  3. cderkjr June 22, 2016 / 12:07 am

    What are you using for primer?


      • cderkjr June 22, 2016 / 12:29 am

        Ah, nice. I’ve been pretty happy with it. I think my wife is too. She doesn’t even know when I’m in the garage priming. No smell at all. Good stuff!


      • adambezanson June 22, 2016 / 2:19 pm

        I’ve been happy with the primer too. I’ve had trouble getting smaller parts to stay still while spraying, but I think that’s because I’m shooting against a solid surface with no place for the air to go. So next round of priming I’m going to set up a wire-mesh style table to lay things out on so the spray can go through it. Hopefully that’ll solve that issue.


      • adambezanson July 25, 2016 / 1:20 am

        Thanks Charlie! I’ll order one now…
        Sometimes I feel like I keep Amazon Prime in business… haha


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