December 29, 2007

Preparing vertical stab parts

Category: Vertical Stabilizer (Total 11h) — Steffen @ 17:51 — Hours: 4

Since I can’t get further with the horizontal stabilizer until I get my c-frame riveter, I desided to spend some time preparing the vertical stabilizer parts.

First I prepared the aft spar and reinforcement. Especially the reinforcerment needed a lot of edge smoothing. Then I clecoed it together and matchdrilled it.
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After that I prepared the ribs. It went quite well, I am getting the routines down. 🙂
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Then I clecoed the ribs and spars together and matchdrilled them as well.
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Finally I could install the skin and matchdrill it to the understructure.
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After matchdrilling the skin, I took it all apart again and deburred everything. I also dimpled and countersunk the lower part of the aft spar. Everything is ready for primer now. Maybe tomorrow! 😉
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