Empennage - Horizontal Stabilizer
This was a better day for building, but I did make a few mistakes. Good news, none of yesterday's mistakes will be a problem, except for maybe the short 702 flanges.
|Less time spent today, and it looks like a lot more progress. This is because the Horiz Stab skins are entirely cut, bent, and drilled by Van. Actually, Van probably gets Tom or Scott to do that. All I know is that I didn't have to do it. Thanks, guys.|
|No, Patrica is not working on the HS, she is taking my pizza order. She's even going to pick it up. Hey, now that's helping out.|
Ok, here's the mistakes for today: (1) I didn't clamp the 705 rib before drilling the rear spar to the 705 rib. Consequently, the rib slid to the right, and the hole was in the wrong place. I redrilled the hole, but now there are two holes together in 705--not possible to rivet. I probably need to put a back plate on the 705 flange. (2) When match drilling all of the holes on the outer skin, I got my back to the light, so, I missed one of the holes, and drilled another hole through the skin--that's gonna show! Then I started doing it again two minutes later. Apparently, when you get older, you need to wear your reading glasses when drilling holes, and you need more light.