Today's session started with a mini introductory course on tubing. The students were taught how to properly bend, cut, and flare tubes, then given some practice on scrap pieces.
Team Green started and finished constructing the rear wing spars. The assembly took much of the day, with much deburring, drilling, dimpling, and riveting involved.
Team Blue and Red worked together to finish riveting the side skins on the fuselage and then onto wing rib preparation. The members ended up deburring and fluting over 50 rib pieces, a tedious process but well-worth the effort.
Team Purple started creating and constructing the tubes for the fuelline system. They had to hand-cut, bend, and flare each tube before linking them together with fittings. At the end of the session, they were able to fasten the gascolator, fuel flow meter, and fuel pump within the fuselage. The gascolator acts as a filter to separate and remove water along with any sediments that may collect in the fuel system.