Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Fiberglass Tips

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Date: 10/13/2009
Task: Worked on drilling the rudder fairing, dimpling the skins for the fairings, and shaping the HS skins for the elevator counterbalance skins.

I drilled #40 and clecod the rudder fairing into place. I then expanded the holes to #30.

I then fabricated a 0.5" strip of .032 aluminum to use as a reinforcement plate for the rivets. I used cleco clamps to hold the strip into position for drilling.

After all the fairings were countersunk and reinforcement strips were fabricated and deburred, I prepped the area for expoxy. I realized I didn't have any stiring sticks or mixing containers so I put the epoxying on hold for the evening.