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Task: Completed the elevator skeleton, built
the wood bending brake, bent the elevator skin, and clecod
the skeleton into place.
started with an 8ft 2x8 cut into 50" and 46" lengths.
I then clamped them on top of each other and attached the
first two hinges.
I then attached two inner hinges in place to
complete the bending brake.
Next on the list was to dimple the holes for
the fiberglass fairing since the bend is so tight.
Then I clecod the couterbalance skin in place
and set two rivets on each side before inserting the skeleton.
This prevents us from having to use pulled rivets.
After riveting E-709 to the main spar, the control horn did
not line up perfectly to E-709 despite my efforts. I decided
to build a doubler for the back-side of the rib.
Here is a top view. I couldn't figure out what
was preventing the horn from lining up. It definetly wasn't
I suspect it was the bend radius on the rib.
Here is the doubler I fabricated from.032.
The doubler has been primed with NAPA MS-7220 and riveted
into place with AN470AD4-5 rivets.
Here are the shop heads. I purposly used slightly longer rivets
than the plans called for to account for the doubler. It worked
out just fine and will be structurally sound.
The skeleton was then clecod into place.
site represents the work of Trevor Conroy and in no way implies
the correct or suggested method of constructing an amateur built