19 July 2008
Assembling rudder skeleton
|Fitting rudder horn to spar (Full size)|
Started cleco'ing the rudder skeleton together. First I fit the lower rib to the spar, then attached the rudder horn and final drilled the holes. Then I fabricated the shim that goes underneath the horn, fit and drilled it.
|Counterbalance skin and tip rib (Full size)|
Next was to fit and drill the 3 doublers at the hinge points. Then attach the tip rib, counterbalance rib, and fit the counberbalance skin and drill the attachment holes
|Left skin cleco'd to skeleton (Full size)|
Next I attached the skins and cleco'd them into place and match drilled the skin holes
|Rudder horn brace (Full size)|
Cut the rudder horn brace as shown on the plans, then fit that to the skeleton. Match drilled the holes.
|Assembled rudder (Full size)|
Here is where I quit for the day. Only parts left to assemble are the lower attach strips
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