February 3, 2021
Deburring, Sanding, Deburring, Sanding
Etching, coating, priming.
Drilled the spar to the left elevator skin and dimpled the holes in the spar. Drilled the rear spar to the skin and dimpled the rear spar (OOPs @#$%& I am supposed to machine countersink those)
Undimpled the left elevator rear spar with the Avery squeezer and a flush rivet set. Countersunk the rear spar holes that match with the trim tab hinge. Finished dimpling the elevator skin and all of the stiffeners. Backriveted all the sitffeners to the elevator skin.
Bent the little tabs on the elevator skin where the trim tab is. Started putting the skeleton together.
Mounted the elevator trim servo on the mounting plate. Assembled the reinforcement plate for the elevator trim and riveted it to the skin. Also worked a little on the skeleton.
Finished the left elevator skeleton and started drilling the elevator skin to the skeleton.
Deburred and dimpled the skeleton and skin on the left elevator. Put all the rivets in the left elevator except for where the trim tab hinge is to be attached.
Finished the trim tab and riveted the hinges to both the trim tab and the left elevator. Assembled the tail for a picture and to try and convince myself that all of this stuff will really look like an airplane someday. Stored the tail away and did a little dance because - THE EMPENNAGE IS DONE!!!
Cleaned up the garage and got the main wing spars out to get started on the wings.
Drilled and countersunk all the holes for the tank skin attach platenuts. Started attaching the platenuts and countersinking the screw hole.
Finished attaching the tank skin attach platenuts on the main wing spars.
Attached all the platenuts for the wing inspection covers on the main wing spars. Fabricated the little spacers that go behind the tie downs and started working on drilling the tie downs to the wing spar.
Finished the tie down assemblies on the main spars and started deburring the parts of the rear spars.
Deburring the parts of the rear wing spars
Finished deburring the parts for both rear wing spars. Primed the spars and assembled them.
Deburring wing ribs
Deburring wing ribs
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