The last couple of week have found the SAMAIR team busy working on the wings of our Cessna 206. Not only have we resealed both wings tanks, but we have also been replacing rivets that have loosened up. We also accomplished some minor sheet metal repairs to cracks in the wing skin. The load bearing portions (spars) were A-OK!
Some places are VERY difficult to get to, so the person with long and skinny arms is the one who usually gets the job of bucking rivets.
In the last two weeks I have stayed late three times and worked until 10pm. Its amazing how much more you can accomplish without interruptions!
I prefer to say the the airplane leaves its mark on us... not the other way around.
Do you have your tickets... to the GUN SHOW! Bonus points for telling who has the "massive muscles".
One wing completed and ready to begin paint stripping. Dave K. really enjoys this part of the job!