10 November 2008
Assembling elevator skeleton

4.0 hours

Nutplates on trim motor access panel cutout
Nutplates on trim motor access panel cutout (Full size)

Put on the 7 nutplates for the access panel doubler This shows the nutplate side fo the doubler

finished access panel doubler
finished access panel doubler (Full size)

A picture of the bottom of the access panel with nutplates installed

Setup for riveting top of spar to skin
Setup for riveting top of spar to skin (Full size)

The next step was to rivet the skin to the top of the spar. This shows the 2 angles I clamp to the table to support the skin and spar while it is being riveted

Top of spar and skin riveting continued
Top of spar and skin riveting continued (Full size)

A sponge stuck between the skin and spar helps hold it open so you can get your hand in behind it to hold the bucking bar in place, blind.

Back-riveting stiffeners to bottom skin
Back-riveting stiffeners to bottom skin (Full size)

After the top of the spar is riveted, the stiffeners are riveted to the bottom skin


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