Today I started with riveting the right wings aileron brackets. This required me to do a quick countersink for the rivets closest to the bearings. The flush side of the 426 rivets should be towards the outboard wing tips. Then I placed the bearings in place and riveted the brackets. This took some finesse as the AD426 4-11’s are long! I had to play with several setups before I found a yoke and rivet set combination that could go allow enough space.
I slightly over-countersunk one rivet. Its not drastic enough that I feel compelled to replace the part. I really hate the original countersinks I have. I’ll try to post a photo comparison of the different countersinks.
Its been way too long since I riveted the top skins. The past six months have been really slow!!!! I need to be in the shop more. I used the mushroom swivel set and a tungsten bucking bar to make quick work of the rear spar. Only a couple mistakes along the way.
I had a previous error from dimpling the rear spar. This required a reinforcement bracket and an oops rivet, both shown below. I’m really happy with how it came out. You can see that mistake and solution here, in the post titled Wings 17 from March of this year.