Thursday, March 7, 2013

Outboard Wings


Forward outboard wing spars


The leading edge ribs being fitted to the two forward outboard wing spars


Outboard wing leading spar nose ribs


Paul and Ayman shooting the left-hand forward wing spar



Outboard wing center and aft ribs




Leading edge spar and rib combinations for both outboard wings




Outboard wing center spars and caps now riveted together.






Making one of the bomb rack supports for the outboard wings.





Milling the outboard wing aft spar upper spar caps.



The spars for each wing have been installed on a temporary fixture for final length fitting of all of the ribs in between the forward, middle and aft spars.



Each set of wing ribs were final joggled for the multitude of stringers
 running from the wing attach angles to the wing tips.



Paul and Randall setting up the compression ribs on one wing center spar



Ayman and Jeremy riveting the compression ribs one of the center spars


Ayman and Jeremy riveting re-enforcing stringers on each rib 



New machined outboard wing flap hinge points



Two sets of outboard wing ribs



Right-hand outboard wing completed through initial set up



Left-hand outboard wing completed through initial set-up



Upper wing attach angle with spot faces



right-hand wing aft view showing the size of the outboard wing aft fuel tank.
It holds 300 US gallons internal on each side -- tons of range.



Preliminary fitting right-hand wing showing the forward fuel tank bay.





Right-hand wing fuel bay hat channels



Left-hand wing being fitted



Right-hand wing stringers in place



Outboard bomb/drop tank support 


Left-hand wing


Skins being fitted to right-hand wing


Left-hand wing


Fitting leading edge skins to right-hand wing



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