Day 17 - March 8, 2014

In order to give the students exposure and experience in different aspects of the plane, some members were switched around in today's session and given the opportunity to work on the wing assembly.

Some wiring for the lighting kit was installed onto the right wing assembly. Then the right bottom wing skins were deburred and prepped before being attached and eventually riveted. The outboard skin contained the area for the landing light, so it required some extra preparation. A couple of members and mentors were working on match-drilling and fitting the light ribs within the wing structure, as well as cutting an opening within the skin for the light itself.

Team Purple was given the intricate task of assembling the fuselage wiring harness. They installed and connected the wiring for the CPU fans and the fuel flow transducer. This section has little room for error so it required much extensive reading and comprehension.

A team blue member worked alongside a mentor installing the oil tank braces to the upper firewall, then began constructing the canopy frame. Another individual member, from team purple, continued with some finishing portions of the left wing including the wing tip close-out and access hatch, and then worked on further installation of the lighting kit.

With the left and right wings near completion, hopefully in the next couple of weeks we'll be taking the next big step and attaching them to the fuselage.

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