- Horizontal Stabilizer
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Task: Finished deburring all HS parts. Countersunk
and dimpled as required
Today I started by removing all the plastic covering from
the HS and VS skins. It is easy, but time consuming. I used
a yard stick as a straight edge and a low watt soldering iron
with a sanded tip. It does the job. I've done this to both
the inside and outside of the skins. The inside will be primed
with Temp Zinc Phosphate. Since the skins are alclad, I'm
not going to etch them first.
Here I'm dimpling the rear spar channel
I found claming the material to the bench seems to make it
go a bit faster.
Next time I'm going to try to clamp my squeezer to a vise
and move the material instead.
Here all the spars, ribs, and stiffners have been dimpled