I thought for sure I would finish the elevators today. But no! Came up short by five AD-41-ABS pop rivets.
Started the day by riveting the trailing edges. I lightly set all the rivets with the pneumatic squeezer first. Then propped everything up so that the trailing edge rested flush to the back rivet place and very carefully used a mushroom set on the bottom to finish the double flush rivets. With he “backward” trailing edge of the elevators, I almost needed to use just the edge of the rivet set. It was tricky but I’m happy with the result.
Remy helped me roll and rivet the leading edges.
I cut and installed the lead counterweights. Is it me or does installing lead in an airplane just seem wrong? 🙂
And here they are. My almost completed elevators!
- Finish riveting the leading edge (ordering rivets today)
- Terminate the wires from the (waiting for crimper to arrive)
- safety wire trim tab hinge pin (waiting for safety wire to arrive)
|Today’s Time (hours):||6.0|
|Empennage Time (hours):||125.5|
|Total Time (hours):||125.5|