January 3, 2008

Matchdrilling rudder parts

Category: Rudder (Total 28h) — Steffen @ 21:41 — Hours: 3

First I matchdrilled the left rudder skin today. After that I spend some time removing the protective film from the skins, completely on the inside, and in strips where the skins gets riveted. The rest I leave on for protection, until the parts get painted. I use a soldering iron for cutting the film. That way I dont scratch the skin.

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After that I clecoed the stiffeners back onto the skins, then clecoed the skins onto the spar and ribs.
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With both skins installed, I matchdrilled the rest. I am amazed how well everything matches together. This really is an awesome kit!! 😀
Finally I took everything apart, then started deburring it all.
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