05/28/2011 - 05/30/2011
Got the side stiffeners all riveted to the sides along with the bottom stiffeners to the bottom. Also got the sides riveted to the frames and bulkheads. I got Scott to help and in about 15 minutes he was able to buck rivets as well as I can do it. It took me quite a bit longer to learn this art. In the past, I always did the bucking while he managed the gun, but he wanted to try bucking so, anticipating the future where someone will have to crawl inside the airplane to do the bucking, I figured now was a really good time for Scott to learn how to do it. Guess who's going to be crawling into tight spots to buck rivets from now on?