|August 9, 2004
After spending most of the morning working in the yard, I went to work on the aileron rods (from the bellcranks to the aileron arms). I cut them to length and started drilling through the tubes and the end pieces.
The first one riveted up just fine.
The second rod end ended up with a bent rivet. I drilled it out and riveted again. This is a pic of the second try, ugh!
OK, that's it. I'm stopping for the day. Two hours wasted. I can't get the rivets to mushroom properly and I realize I've drilled on the the holes off center. I know that's not a strength issue, but I can't accept it that way. Tomorrow I'll be gone, but I'll just have to get back to it when I can. I really don't want to start over....