Steffens RV-7 building site!

Finished the horizontal stab

I set out to finish the horizontal stabilizer tonight. Most of it was just repeating the work from last night, so it went pretty well.

First I clecoed on the left skin. I know it looks like the right skin, but the stab is upside down! 😉
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Then I blindriveted the center ribs to the forward spar.
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After that I riveted the outboard rib to the forward spar.
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Then I riveted the skin to the ribs and forward spar. With all of the inside riveting done, it was time to install the aft spar.
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All of the rivets in the aft spar I was able to set with the rivet squeezer. Piece a cake!!! Thats it, the horizontal stabilizer is done!! 😀
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Just another photo of both stabilizers together. I wish I had a fuselage to install them on! 😉
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2 Comments

  1. John Kirkegaard

    Hej Steffen.
    Tillykke med familieforøgelsen.

    Kan du fortælle mig hvilken type / størrelse blind rivets du bruger for at nitte center ribs sammen med forward spar.
    Takker på forhånd.

    John Kirkegaard

  2. Steffen

    Hej John,
    Jeg brugte de medfølgende nitter, LP4-3. Kik på tegningen, den fortæller dig hvilker nitter du skal anvende.
    MVH Steffen.

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