February 23, 2020

Wing skins test fit

Spent a good amount of time over Labor Day weekend making progress on the left wing.  With all the ribs and spars cleco’d together, the next step is to test fit the top and bottom skins.  I ran out of 5/32″ clecos, so the skins are held on mostly with …

Prepping More Wing Ribs

I spent about 4 hours over the last 2 days preparing a bunch more ribs for the wings. You can see page 9 of the manual in this picture, which is where all these ribs (and more) are required. I still need to prime the edges. We’ve had an unusual …

Left Wing Spar Assembly started

Got started on the aux wing spar late last week and into the weekend, it’s coming along pretty well. I ran out of the primer that I was using (SEM), so I had to use some backup primer (Rustoleum) for the wing skin support bracket – it’s not as pretty, …

Painting by the Garden

I have some artistic friends who would tell me that my version of “painting by the garden at night” is a little too literal … nonetheless, my left auxiliary wing spar is now primed 😬

Wing Ribs 8 and 9

Finally got back to working on the wings after a 3-week hiatus.  I had a big project at work that just wrapped up, and then I spent last week at the EAA Oshkosh 2018 air show!  Needless to say, I came back from Airventure very excited to get back to …

New Sling TSi @ Oshkosh 2018

I had an exciting week at Airventure 2018!  I decided to return after a 10-year hiatus – figured I was overdue, especially since I started building my own plane this year!  It was a fantastic event, with lots of beautiful home builds and exciting air shows – I’ll have a …

Ribs 5 and 6

Not much to these two ribs. Looks like the next one (rib 8) will be more interesting, and then after that I get to start attaching ribs to the main wing spars!

Making more ribs

It’s summer time and I’m making ribs! Well, not the kind you put in a smoker anyway 😬 Continued with subassemblies of the wing ribs, which so far have consisted of attaching brackets for hanging the ailerons (I think) plus a plate and bushing for guiding an aileron torque tube. …