<July 17, 2005>
Riveted VS Spar & Dimple VS Skin
It was hot as hell again today with the temps in the triple digits. I got out into the shop early, but after yesterday, I couldn't take another full day in that heat (I was exhausted), so I rivets the VS spar then dimpled the VS skin and then hit the pool.
I squeezed all the rivets on the VS spar except for two, the interior rivets on the bottom hinge brackets nearest the braket flange (or whatever you call it) needed the gun.
The finished spar.
The lower half of the spar gets flush rivets, while the upper half gets universal head rivets. The plans have a good diagram showing all the diffent rivets used on the VS spar.