4 September 2008
Riveting rudder skin to spar
|Attached top rib (Full size)|
Riveted the top rib using blind rivets
|Riveting skin to spar (Full size)|
After attaching the top rib, started riveting the skin to the spar. Most of these can be done with the squeezer.
|Redid lower doubler and rudder horn (Full size)|
The skin wasn't fitting well at the lower end near the rudder horn, I had taken the cleco's off and on several times trying to get it to fit better. Finally I noticed that I had put the doubler on the aft side of the spar, instead of the front of the spar like it is supposed to. So I drilled out the rivets, and reattached everything. One of the holes got oversized, so I'll have to put a bolt and nut in it. It fits much better now, everything is good.
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