|Today I got the elevator stiffeners all primed. The weather this morning
was pretty good. It wasn't real warm, but the sun was out. It was probably
about 50°. Since I'm on vacation for 2 weeks, I hope to get some real
work done on this plane.
By the time I mixed up the paint and let it sit for 30 minutes, the clouds moved in. Consequently it seemed much colder. I shot the paint anyway and brought everything inside as soon as I could.
|I started with the right elevator. Time to put a rivet in every one of the dimpled holes. Wait, Kathryn's good at this.|
|See, she likes doing it too.|
|Tape it up, flip it over and install the stiffeners.|
|I can see why they want you to back rivet these things before you crease the edge. Afterwards, you'd never be able to get to them.|
|Is it straight?|
|Checking her handiwork.|
|The next step is to crease the trailing edge. For that I need to buy some 2x8's and some door hinges.|
|Documenting the removal of the inside blue plastic.|
|Too cool not to take a picture of.|