24 June 2008
Assembling and Riveting Left Horizontal Stabilizer

4.0 hours

Assembling rear spar
Assembling rear spar (Full size)

Riveted together the rear spar and brackets. Used the squeezer for all these rivets.

Outboard nose rib on left stabilizer
Outboard nose rib on left stabilizer (Full size)

Next step was to rivet the nose ribs into the skin. The first rivet in the middle nose rib was awkward to get to, but I got without to much trouble. The 2 other nose ribs can be done with the squeezer. After these were riveted in, attached the main ribs without matching nose ribs to the forward spar. Then laid the forward spar into the skin.

View of main rib
View of main rib (Full size)

This rib is one of the ones I attached before placing the forward spar into the skin. I used the rivet gun with the double offset set to attach the rivets.

Middle main rib
Middle main rib (Full size)

This rib is attached with blind rivets.

Inboard main rib
Inboard main rib (Full size)

This is the inboard main rib. It has the shim underneath it. I used the double offset rivet set on these rivets also.


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