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Empennage - Horizontal Stabilizer

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Date: 9/8/2009
Time:
1.0
Task: Riveted the rear spar to the HS

Today we hand squeezed the rivets that attach the rear spar to the HS assembly. Pretty straightforward. We had to pull the rivets that attach the rear spar assembly to the HS-708 main rib.


The inside of the left HS had some mar marks from the bucking bar. I sanded the front spar down,
taped over the rivets, and shot some primer.





Here the rear spar is clecod on and ready to rivet. We riveted all the holes outside of the stiffeners.
My hand squeezer 3" yoke interfered with the stiffeners. I need to either purchase a no-hole yoke or find a small bucking bar.