Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Right Elevator

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Date: 9/17/2009
Task: Final drilled the right elevator skin. Deburred, dimpled, and prepped the spars and ribs for priming. Deburred and dimpled the stiffeners. Drilled the counterweight to reduce its weight. The right elevator weighs less than the left side due to the trim tab and servo on the left side. I clamped the lead weight to a drill press and used some oil. I then used the band saw to cut across all the drilled holes and sanded it smooth.

Final drilled the skin.

Dimpled, deburred, and edge finished all the spars and ribs.

The counterbalance marked per the drawing.

I left some extra so I can remove as necessary after the elevators are painted.

Dimpling the stiffeners

All the right side stiffeners are complete.