10 July 2008
Priming, riveting Vertical Stablizer spars

5.0 hours

Priming Vertical Stabilizer parts
Priming Vertical Stabilizer parts (Full size)

I cleaned the parts for the Vertical Stabilizer and then primed them with the rattle can

Assembling rear spar
Assembling rear spar (Full size)

After the primer was dry, I cleco'd together the rear spar and doubler and the rudder brackets.

Riveting rear spar
Riveting rear spar (Full size)

I put all the rivets in the rear spar using the squeezer. Well not all, some of them I had to use the rivet gun as the squeezer wouldn't quite get to the right spot.

Riveting ribs to front spar, cleco'ing skin to front spar and ri
Riveting ribs to front spar, cleco'ing skin to front spar and ri (Full size)

Next, I riveted the ribs to the front spar. I had to use the rivet gun for most of these rivets also, as the squeezer yoke wouldn't quite work on most of them. After that was done, I cleco'd the skin onto the front spar assembly


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