With help from my buddy Charlie, I was able to get the left wing out of the stand and onto the workbench. It’s the first time I’ve had a chance to take a good look at the factory quick-build wing panel since it was unloaded from the shipping container back in February.
Wing jigs are not normally supplied with the QB wings, as their attachment points are (partially) occupied by late-stage structural attachments – especially for the outboard (wingtip) area. Nevertheless, I requested (and received) a set of jigs from TAF USA and was able to make effective use of them.
All-in-all, the wing looks pretty good. That’s a big relief. Wires for taxi and landing lights, pitot tube electrical and eventual 3-in-1 wingtip lights are there. Vinyl tubing for pitot airspeed and AOA sensor are in place as well.
Next, I’ll set up for pressure testing the fuel tanks with a homemade water manometer. The integrity of the factory-assembled fuel tanks must be assured before more time passes. What happens if there’s an issue? That’s a complete unknown. I will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. Positive thoughts!