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Horizontal Spar Assembly Complete

April 27th, 2011 No comments

Spar Assembly complete

HS Spar is complete and ready for primer. All holes are deburred and edges are dressed. At this point, the parts are set aside and now on to the Forward Spar assembly.

Categories: Horizontal Stabilizer

Bearing installed

April 27th, 2011 No comments

Bearing Assembly Matched Drilled

Once the bearing assembly is riveted, you match drill it to the spar. I sighted down the spar through all the hinge pivot points. It is straight as an arrow, right down the middle of the holes. This kit is a thing of beauty.

Categories: Horizontal Stabilizer

First Rivets Set

April 27th, 2011 No comments

First Rivets of my plane are now set

So…here is the completed elevator bearing assembly. The first 6 rivets are now in the books. I am using a pneumatic squeezer. Worth every penny. Consistent, clean, and correct.

Categories: Horizontal Stabilizer

Elevator Bearing Primed

April 27th, 2011 No comments

Prepped and Primed

After all the rear spar stiffeners and channels were match drilled, I prepped and primed the elevator bearing. I am using Dupli-Color’s self etching. I like how it sprays and heck, I even like the color. The next step is to rivet it to its brackets.

Categories: Horizontal Stabilizer