Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November 1, 2016 update: Horizontal stabilizer assembly and riveting

Completed Section 8-11 (riveting front spar and skeleton to HS skins today (with one exception noted).  Started Section  8-12 by clecoing the rear spar to the assembly, ready to rivet.

I have not yet done the rivets that attach nose ribs at spar web to the rear spar: these rivets are long, not accessible with longeron yoke, and appear to have a very bad angle for bucking.

I've put the question to the Vans Air Force forum, hopefully will get some good feedback.

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