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RV-9A: Left Elevator - 1/5/2006
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Started work on the Left ElevatorStarted work on the Left Elevator
I cleoced on the reinforcement plates to the main spar and final drilled them.
Clecoed the main spar, root rib and elevator trim spar to the skinClecoed the main spar, root rib and elevator trim spar to the skin
Final drilled the skin to the spars and root ribFinal drilled the skin to the spars and root rib
I drilled all the top skin holes with a #40 drill bit, then flipped the elevator over and only drilled part of the main spar, the whole trim spar and root rib. I marked the holes closest to the openings where the elevator attaches to the horizontal stabilizer. These holes were drilled with a #40 drill bit because they will have flat head rivets put into them. I will use my Avery 4 inch yoke to get these rivets. All of the other holes in the main spar were drilled with a #30 drill bit since they will have pop rivets put into them.
Clecoed on the counterbalance assemblyClecoed on the counterbalance assembly
A lot of the work on this assembly has already been completed. I did it while working on the right elevator. So all I had to do here was final drill the holes where the assembly attaches to the main spar.
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