Wings rigged and adjustable seats made
We had a GREAT night on the Zenith project this week. Most of the Wednesday evening work session was dominated by leveling the airplane and getting the wings rigged, but a couple of side projects were being worked on as well. Tom Charpentier (EAA Government Specialist) took care of making the adjustable seats for the airplane, and Jim Casper (Pioneer Airport Manager) worked on the area under the fuselage at the gear channel, as well as starting work on the rudder attachments. Everyone, including a couple of volunteers helped rig the wings. It was a fun night!
Tom’s handy work on the adjustable seat pans..
This next group of pictures are in chronological order on rigging the wings.
Letting air out of the left tire-
Checking the sweep with fishing line strung along the main spar rivet line. We also measured with a tape from the tail to the tips-
Checking for level again-
Adjusting the sweep with a bit of hand hammering-
Setting the dihedral according to plans-
Drilling the front spar-
Drilling the rear spar-That was a fairly stressful, but exciting couple of hours on the project, so to finish out the evening, we test fitted the rudder and cleco’d on the slats.
It was a great night and next time we work on building the wing struts to set things in place for good! That will be in two weeks due to the holiday next week.
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