PLEASE tell me the spars are the hardest (physical) component of this plane to create.  After 286 solid AN5-6 rivets my left shoulder, neck and lower back are aching.  I know there's a few more to go... some longer ones on the spar root fittings, a few in the cockpit, not to mention those pesky little 3-3 suckers on the trailing edge... but I'm over it.  After this plane I never want to see a solid rivet again, let alone set one.  I'd have a ceremonial "chucking the bucking bar" in the dam, if it weren't for the fact that after I did so I'd find one last solid rivet to set.

Anyway, whinging aside, the spars are done.  They're even the same length, which hopefully means my plane won't fly in continuous circles.

I've been out of it for a couple of months so it feels good to get back into building.  At the moment I'm waiting on an order from Zenith which includes the spar root fittings and a heap of fuel tank hardware, so I guess the exciting parts of the wing building are about to happen!

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Comment by Marty de la Motte on March 2, 2012 at 6:40pm

Thanks Tim!  All the best with it.  I looked at your spar pics just the other day actually... looking good!

Comment by Tim Smart on March 1, 2012 at 7:25pm
Congrats Marty, in few weeks maybe I'll know how you feel so I won't poo, poo your accomplishment. I might have felt it already had I not screwed up big time. Now I am remaking one wing spar and the center spar, then on to my solid riveting. Maybe I am a glutten for punishment or something but I'm looking forward to it. Good luck with your build...

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