- Vertical Stabilizer
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Task: Riveted the VS skin to the front spar
and rib assembly.
extremely fast now that we've driven at least a few hundred
rivets! We started at the intersection of VS-702 and VS-707
and worked our way to the tip of the VS, riveting every other
hole. Starting back at that intersection, we then riveted
every other rivet down to the bottom of the front spar. We
then drove the rivets from the front spar to the rear along
VS-702. Rinse and Repeat for the other side. We then took
all the clecos out and set all the rest of the rivets on each
side. Lastly, we squeezed the rivets along the top and bottom
ribs, VS-706 & VS-705.
Started by taping the inside of the front spar
so the bucking bar wouldn't leave marks. This method worked
very well. I also found that by taping the top of the rivets
prevented mar marks from the flush set. It takes just a little
longer to prep but is very effective and looks great!
Clecod every other hole, started
at the middle and worked toward the tip. Then started back
at the middle and worked towards the bottom spar. Lastly,
started at the middle and riveted accross the main spar.
is the nose rib, VS-706. Notice the extra hole with a grommet
and wire? That is for a future wire run for a camera mounted
in the tip of the VS.
The grommet with
wire through the bottom rib, VS-705. The wire is so I have
something to pull the video/power
The VS is halfway
Here I am squeezing the rivets on the end ribs.