Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Fiberglass Tips

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Date: 11/12/2009
Task: Finished filling the gaps between the metal and fiberblass tips. Sanded and primed each tip.

Below is the completed VS/Rudder and Horizontal Stabilizer (the elevators where being sanded on the workbench).


After drill attempt #1 led to holes too close to the weldmount, I took the elevators to Metal Innovations at KUAO to have the holes welded close. I then ground down the welds flush, re-drilled to 1/4" and then used rattle can primer where the powder-coating was removed.

Here is the left HS tip after gap filling and priming. Its not completely ready for final paint, but its certainly flyable!

The bottom rudder fairing after countersinking and priming. We made it removeable so the tailstrobe could be worked on, if necessary.