Empennage - Horizontal Stabilizer

2003-08-10 - Horizontal Stabilizer done! (6.0 Hrs).

Before you attach the rear spar, you need to make sure that all of the plastic on the inside of the HS is removed.
HS all ready to attach the rear spar.
I got to use my hand squeezer to set all the rivets around the outside of the Horizontal Stabilizer. This sets perfect rivets. No ugly mangled skins, perfect shop heads. With the hand squeezer, the riveting went fairly fast today. Of course, I spent half the day deburring the skins, and fabricating a piece of backing material to fix the screw-up from a few weeks ago before I could rivet the 705 rib to the rear spar. Whatever, the HS is done! Woo Hoo! Here's Dufus trying to fly the thing--he's so stupid.
Here he is again. Looks like he thinks it's a surfboard. Hey Dufus, surf's up! What a putz.