- Vertical Stabilizer
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Task: Started the vertical stabilizer
Today I was able to start the vertical stabilizer. What a
breeze it was compared to the HS! I started by bending VS-808PP
straight. It came from Van's with a bit of a bend due to the
punching machine. I attached the rudder hinge brackets (VS-410PP,
VS-411PP, and VS-412PP) to the VS-803PP rear spar and match
drilled to the VS-803PP doubler. Ribs VS-704/705/706, and
were fluted and attached to the front and rear spars. All
rib/spar holes were drilled for AN4 rivets. The VS-801PP skin
was then cleco'd into position.
I had a helper tonight! Thanks to Eric Kemnitzer for proving
that much neede third hand! Eric is a fellow flight instructor
at Willamette Aviation.Eric
is now a pro at fluting ribs and operating the highly advanced
cleco insertion/removal tool.
am with the completed VS skeleton.
is on, its really starting to look like part of an airplane!