January 1, 2008

Preparing rudder spar and ribs

Category: Rudder (Total 28h) — Steffen @ 19:03 — Hours: 2.5

I started out on the rudder today. First I cut the skin stiffeners. They need to be trimmed and tapered, I decided to bring them to work tomorrow and do the tapering on our bench shear instead of using the snips. It makes a nice clean and straight cut compared to the snips.
Then I prepared the ribs, and matchdrilled them to the spar. Also matchdrilled the rudder attachment reinforcement plates and rudder horn skin. Finally I made the two strips that attach the lower rudder fairing.

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