One Week Wonder – Day 2 – Riveting Opened to Everyone

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The wing structures were completed and skins tacked on by mid-day, allowing AirVenture visitors to walk up to the One Week Wonder pavilion, pull a practice rivet or two, then pull a rivet on one of the actual wings. An EAA volunteer photographed the effort and will send the photo to each person. Participants then sign “their” rivet. The signatures will be carried by the plane until it is time for the paint shop.

Riveting opens up

Progress on the project is generally going smoothly and on schedule. In addition to completion of the wing structures and initiation of their skin installation, the fuel system was prepared for installation (tubes cut, bent, and ends flared with appropriate hardware and such), the flaperons structures were built, and the fuselage is well underway. Even the rudder pedals have been installed. If you are in Oshkosh, drop by this week to see the progress and pull your rivet!

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Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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