Time: 6 Hours
After attending my aviation department staff meeting today I got right back to the Hangar to continue the roll I was on riveting. I needed to finish up a couple of stiffeners on the forward skins and then I could move aft working on the mid side skins and aft tail skins. I worked with my bucking bar/gun and pneumatic squeezer. I didn’t take any pictures during the process as I was on a roll. Here are some photos of the almost finished product. I still need to hit the last third of the tail cone from the middle down. Obviously I couldn’t do the bottom skins, but I will get those tomorrow when my buddy Glen helps me out.
Tomorrow morning we will flip this fuselage upside down and place on a couple sawhorses. This will make it easier to read it the bottom skins, as one of us will sit on a stool and buck from the inside and the other will rivet from the outside. Another fun day in the hanger, but boys my back sore! I have bruises on both of my upper arms from leaning and wrapping over the top of the sides.