Sunday, April 15, 2012

Finished Rudder

After a few more hours I finished another part today! The rudder is complete and looks great! I rolled the leading edges using a PVC pipe with match drilled holes so I could cleco the skin to the pipe. This method wouldn't allow any movement in the part while rolling it to form a perfect curve. The trailing edge went together well too. I installed the rivets in alternating orientations; every other rivet facing the same way. This kept everything straight and prevented any accidental curving of the edge. Now that this part is done I'll go back to working on the horizontal stabilizer. (4.75)

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