3/17/2007 - Started dimpling the top inboard skin The inboard skin is really thick, much thicker than the outboard skin. I'm trying my best to dimple the holes with the C-Frame dimple shaft lined up with the legs on the work table. The dimples just s ... read more
3/27/2007 - Countersunk the main spar I countersunk all of the remaining holes in the main spar. This took a while because I had to let my (piece of crap) non-oiled compressor cool off between countersinking sessions. When I build my next ... read more
3/29/2007 - Primed the Leading Edge Skin and Ribs I laid everything out in the back yard on some scrap lumber and primed all the surfaces of the ribs. Then I only primed the places on the skin where it made contact with the ribs. ... read more
4/15/2007 - Started puttin' on the them skins! I clecoed on the top skins to the right wing and got my good friend Norwood (the rivet gun king) to come over get started on riveting the skins on. We got a couple of rows in and had to quit because I ... read more
4/24/2007 - Hey, remember me? I'm baaaccckkkkk! My rivet gun buddy and I are working during our lunch break from work to wack out some of the rivets. We managed to finish the inboard right wing skin. Looking good! ... read more
4/28/2007 - Back to work! My good buddy Norwood and I came out again at lunch today determined to finished up riveting the skin to the spars and ribs. ... read more
A website designed for Van's Aircraft Homebuilders, helping them find the
information they need to build the most dynamic aircraft in the world.
The "cover your butt" section
This website was built to document the construction of an RV-9A in
compliance with the FAA requirements needed to certify the aircraft. Any experiences and/or comments are by
no means to be considered as instructions on how to build an RV-9A or any other aircraft. Please read our Disclosure for details.