20 September 2008
Priming, riveting elevator
|Priming parts (Full size)|
The boring part is begun, deburring, dimpling, cleaning and priming Here are some of the ready to go parts
|More primed parts (Full size)|
Some more of the elevator parts ready to be put together
|Priming the skin (Full size)|
I held the skin open with tape, and primed it with the rattle can
|Riveting spar doublers (Full size)|
The first step in final assembly is to rivet the spar doublers onto the spar. Used the squeezer on these rivets.
|Riveted counterbalance ribs together (Full size)|
Next step is to rivet the outer ribs together. Also done with the squeezer
|Riveting counterbalance skin (Full size)|
The counterbalance skin is cleco'd onto the ribs, and riveted on. The squeezer works for all these rivets also.
|Riveting horn (Full size)|
This doesn't show it, but first I riveted the horn on upside-down. Grrr. I then drilled out all the rivets and redid it. Came out fine. I even checked the layout several times before riveting it on upside down, and still got it wrong. No harm done I guess.
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