Right Aileron Brackets and Gap Faring

Tonight I spent a couple hours working on the right wing. I started by removing the gap faring and brackets that were clecoed on the wing. I surface prepped and primed the gap faring, and match drilled and dimpled the holes as necessary. I also took this opportunity to install the aileron brackets with the service bulliten Vans posted a few months back. I already did this to the left wing. 
Here you can see the back and front of the aileron bracket, with the reinforcement plates on the front of the rear spar (img 1). Rivets had to be shot and bucked because my rivet squeezer doesn’t reach some of the rivets. 


I also installed the outside bracket which was relatively straightforward. Again here’s the outside and inside of the rivets holding the bracket on. 
Finally I riveted the gap faring in place. 


Here you can see it clecoed in position. I then installed rivets and was able to reach all of them with the squeezer.


Here’s all the button head rivets holding the faring to the rear spar. 


Here’s the inside of the spar. Again rivets were checked and squeezed for consistency when setting them, which is the best thing about the squeezer. 


Also thought I’d share a general update and include a short walkthrough of the shop. 


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Right Aileron Brackets and Gap Faring

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