December 28, 2007

Riveting spars

Category: Horizontal Stabilizer (Total 28½h) — Steffen @ 23:01 — Hours: 3

Great day in the shop today. First I dimpled, then riveted the aft spar assy. I used the pneumatic squeezer for it all, worked like a dream.

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After that I dimpled and riveted the forward spar and the inboard ribs. I had to use the rivet gun for the first time riveting the center rivets in the ribs, since the squeezer couldn’t reach.
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This is as far as I can get with the horizontal stabilizer for now. I need to finish the c-frame riveter, in order to get the skins dimpled before riveting them to the spars and ribs. So till then, I will begin getting the vertical stabilizer prepared.
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