- Horizontal Stabilizer
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Task: Finished priming right side HS parts
and began assembly of rear spar
Today felt very productive! I started in the morning by priming
the rest of the HS parts. I then marked the dried parts with
their part numbers and corresponding sides. Once Van's opened
at 7:30am I sought advice regarding HS-405 edge distance for
the hole that goes though HS-702 and the skin. They said it
was a very common issue and not something that mattered. He
said that flange can even be cut off if the hole is too close
to the edge. Build on!
The day finished with the assembly of the rear spar. I started
with the hand squeezer and realized really quick that it wasn't
going to cut it. I was tired after 5 rivets! I brought out
my 2x gun and drove away. It went really well and was a great
learning experience. I started on some scrap with my new tungstun
bucking bar. That thing is worth every penny!
several 1/8 clecos with tape to insert into holes that are
to be left open for future rivets/screws/attachement.
rivets! They look good on the shop end!
The rear spar, finished!
The center bearing still needs to be torqued down. I will
have to see if I can fins someone with a good torque wrench
that reads in ft/lbs