Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Empennage - Vertical Stabilizer

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Date: 9/09/2009
Task: F
inished the VS!

Today I finished hand squeezing the rivets along the rear spar. I had put off the rivets that interfere with the stiffener. I wasn't sure if I wanted to buy a no-hole yoke or drive them. After taping up the bucking bar I found it was by far the easiest thing to do. Getting the hang of it and working quickly got the best of me as I riveted through a few holes that are supposed to be left open for the tail fairing. I drilled out about 4 rivets and made sure to mark them on the opposite side so I didn't repeat myself.

Finishing up the rear spar. Notice the tape covering the remaining rivets on the top and clecos in the same position on the bottom.