January 17, 2008

Deburring rudder parts

Category: Rudder (Total 28h) — Steffen @ 23:17 — Hours: 4.5

Long night in the shop tonight. I wanted to get all rudder parts ready for priming, but it took much longer than I expected.

First I wrapped up the finished stabilizers. I plan to store them somewhere else and save some room. I will need it when I start to build the wings.
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With those out of the way, I could begin deburring the rudder parts. Thank god all the stifferners were already done. 🙂
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After a couple of hours of deburring and polishing edges, I started preparing the rudder counterweight.
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The counterweight need to be matchdrilled to the rudder horn lower rib. Then these mounting holes get dimpled in the rib and countersunk in the counterweight.
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It turned out pretty nice, the screws are nice and flush!!
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Finally I had to prepare the trailing edge stiffener. It gets countersunk from both sides.
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Thats it!! Finally everything for the rudder is ready for priming! 😀
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