- Enlarged selected holes in the skin and bottom spar to 1/8" (#30 drill bit). That's because a holes will require pop rivets in the bottom skin where I can't reach with the squeezer. After a considerable amount of research on other builder sites, I confirmed that there were a few additional rivets that need this treatment. Which is what I thought, but the instructions fail to mention. See the image below for details; the holes marked with the elipses and 1/8" are not practical to rivet with solid rivets because the counterbalance rib blocks access.
- Used a spoon to smooth out a few kinks in the skin. This particular skin is a total pain in the ass to work with -- not looking forward to back-riveting the stiffeners.
- Painted the inside of the skin.
- Riveted the spar and horn together.
Total time today: 5 hours