Tuesday, October 11, 2016

October 11, 2016: Rudder parts prep, riveting ribs/stiffeners

Lots of work today.  I'm on paid time off so I spent the entire day working on Section 7-7 and 7-8.  Much of the time was spent prepping parts - drilling, dimpling, deburring, priming.

I used back rivet technique for all the ribs/stiffeners attached to both rudder skins and pop rivets for the shear clips.  The rivets look great.

I did make one mistake - forgot to include the attach strip at bottom of right hand rudder skin.  Drilled out some rivets and re-did it.  Good as new....

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