WINGS GO ON – February 25, 2019
The wing swing mechanism was likewise installed for a final time, but instead of painting the aluminum hinge beams, we clear coated them so we could enjoy the metallic look of the high-strength aluminum beams. The attach point of the wing hinge beams to the body was installed first, then the wing hinge beams, and then the locking brackets near the outside of the vehicle. You can see in the image below that there is one of the two locking actuators installed (black body piece) on each wing as well. The main hinge bracket is resting on the body upper left, and has since been installed. The second set of wing locking actuators that pin this main hinge bracket to the wing will be installed on the rear of the body shortly.