The W-423 joint plates were fabricated earlier during the construction of the outboard leading edges. The joint plates are strips of aluminum sheet that are riveted between the leading edge skin and the inboard rib. They extend out from under the skin to the area under the fuel tank skin and are drilled to match … Continue reading The W-423 Joint Plates
Category: Leading Edge
The Stall Warning Assembly
The stall warning vane is a unique part of the left-wing leading edge. There isn't one on the right side. With the parts now primed, I was able to build the microswitch assembly for the stall warning. Here are a series of pictures showing the progress: The first task is to rivet the plate-nuts onto … Continue reading The Stall Warning Assembly
Priming Left Leading Edge
In this session, I primed all of the components of the left-wing leading edge, including the ribs and the inside surface of the skin. My wife took a couple of pictures of me shooting primer on the ribs.
Left Wing Leading Edge
In this session, I assembled the leading edge section of the left wing. This is the outboard leading edge of the wing. The inboard leading edge is the fuel tank and I'll get to that soon. I started this task by putting the skin in the leading edge cradle that I built earlier and using … Continue reading Left Wing Leading Edge