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I was wondering if anyone has evaluated any project management software for planning and tracking progress in building a homebuilt. Being a software developer, I routinely deal with Jira and…Continue
I am trying to figure out the rivet hole placement for the diagonal L-angles on the side skins.The diagonal that is between the horizontal tail frames is well specified. However the placement of the…Continue
I finally managed to get the leadig edge skin drilled for my Zenith 650. I would say this is the most difficult challenge I have faced in this project so far.
I think the biggest feature of what was done was to figure out a way to hold the ribs steady so I can take measurements to transfer from the ribs to skin and also make sure the ribs do not move when trying to fit the skin and for drilling as well. Some of this can be seen in the thumbnail for the video below. The jig will…Continue
I finished drilling the pilot holes to attach the bottom wingskin to the the left wing.
The video documents the setup that I used so when I am ready to do the right wing, I can
duplicate the same setup.
While preparing to drill the bottom wing skin to the ribs, I wanted to be sure that the center line of the ribs were straight.
When doing top wing skin I had used a metal strip with holes drilled in a straightline to be able to verify straightness.
The improved version uses a 1/8" acrylic strip about 2 inches wide with a line drawn to verify the center line of the rib flange is straight.
In addtion, two red lines were added that would give me a warning if a drilled hole…Continue