Friday, July 31, 2009

More horizontal stabilizer work

Riveted more of the horizontal stabilizer.

Unfortunately I am short one LP4-3 pop rivet so I cannot yet attach the rear spar and finish the part. I put out a request to VAF for someone local with these rivets. Thankfully someone is going to mail me a couple and get me going again. Just another example of how great the RV community is!

Time spent: 1 hour (103 total)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Riveted Horizontal Stabilizer

Riveted the left side of the HS together. Riveted most of the right side.

Just have to wrap up the right side and then put in the rear spar. Although, I seem to be short one pop rivet for one of the ribs. I also need a no-hole yoke to get a couple of the rivets near the leading edge. Pricey though... That will have to wait until I am employed.

Time spent: 6 hours (102 total)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Finished the Vertical Stabilizer!

As it turns out, I didn't really need the single offset rivet set to get into that tight spot. I had a bucking bar I used in the tight area and put the factory head on the easy to reach side. It was a little awkward, but it worked. I'm sure I'll encounter much worse.

I finished the vertical stabilizer. The skin is riveted on and the part is ready to go (minus the fiberglass tip). Feels good to finish one subassembly!

Time spent: 4 hours (96 total)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Riveted HS understructure

Riveted the rear spar assembly and the forward spar assembly. I could use a double offset rivet set to get the inboard most ribs riveted. I may have to order one. I wish I had thought of it when I ordered the single offset set. I'll see if the single offset set will do the job when it arrives.

Time spent: 3 hours (92 total)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Riveted VS understructure

Riveted the rear spar assembly and most of the ribs to the forward spar. I need a single offset rivet set to complete the understructure. I ordered one from Avery.

Time spent: 4 hours (89 total)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Friday, July 3, 2009