Trevor & Dewey's RV-7 Construction Log

Fuselage - Main

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Date: 08/23/2011
Task: Continued work on the emp

This evening we installed all of the rivets through the side skin, into the longerons on the rear deck. I'm not sure why the fuse didn't come this way already, as there was no need to get in there, other than the rear F-712 bulkhead to install the tailwheel weldment. After setting all of the rivets, we drilled the #30 hole through the aft most elevator control horn as per the plans. I'm going to machine a precision aluminum block at work tomorrow to drill the other elevator. Tonight we also found that the down elevator stop was incorrectly manufactured by the quickbuilders. It sticks out far to much only allowing 5 degrees of down travel. Up travel was measured as 35 degrees, per the spec.