April 11, 2017
Finished riveting the rudder skin to the skelton. Formed the leading edge of the rudder. Rudder is finished, except for fiberglass and the counterweight.
Started laying out the stiffeners on the right elevator and cut the stiffeners from the angle provided.
Drilled pilot holes in the stiffeners for the bottom right elevator skin and started fabricating the stiffeners for the top.
Drilled the second set of stiffeners for the right elevator. Started deburring all of the right elevator pieces.
Deburring right elevator parts.
Drilled the stiffeners to the right elevator skin. Finished deburring all right elevator parts. Sanded, cleaned, coated and primed all the parts to the right elevator.
Riveted the stiffeners to the right elevator skin. Formed the trailing edge of the right elevator. Started putting the elevator skeleton together and built the V-Block jig for the elevators.
Straightened up the V-block jig. I wasn't happy with it. Riveted the tip ribs together. Looked dumbfounded at the manual and the prints for a while until I realized that I was too tired to continue and went to bed.
Finished laying out the Right Elevator skeleton. Started drilling and dimpling holes to attach skin to skeleton.
Finished drilling, deburring and dimpling holes. Riveted the right elevator together. Bent the leading edge and mounted to the HS. Drilled the pilot hole for the HS hinge. Right elevator is finished except for fiber glass and bolting on the counter weights.
Started the left elevator. Fabricated and drilled all of the stiffeners. Trimmed the Z brackets for the electric trim servo mount and started deburring all of the parts in preparation for priming.
Deburring, Deburring, Deburring.
Received the wing kit today. Shannon and I inventoried all the parts and I stored them away.
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