Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rib and Stabilizer

The replacement rib came in yesterday. So I worked on it first, using the damaged rib as a reference for what needed to be done. It was actually really easy and quick. Now that all the parts are complete for the vertical stabilizer and rudder I can prime them this weekend!

I mainly worked on the horizontal stabilizer tonight. Including cutting small elliptical holes in the leading edge ribs and making cradles to support the parts when working on them. It's all called out in the plans but you do need to make the cradles yourself. The elliptical holes really need to be deburred well and the edge radii need to be left as large as possible. This is a spot I could see a future crack forming. (3.0)

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