Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Right Elevator

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Date: 9/16/2009
Task: Final drilled the left and right elevator skins to the stiffeners. Clecod and final drilled the right skeleton together. Match drilled the E-714 counterweight using the E-713 counter-balance skin as a guide. Fluted both the E-703 and E-704 ribs and final drilled them together.

All the work shown was done by my dad. The stiffeners for both skins are final drilled and ready for deburring.

The right elevator skeleton clecod together and trial fitted to the skin. After attempting to cleco the WD-605 horn to the E-702 spar and E-709 spar, we found the holes didn't line up. We attributed this to the fa ct that we hadn't yet bent the skin. Once it has been bent, the holes should line right up.