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RV-9A: Left Elevator - 2/13/2006
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Enlarged the tab end holes to #30Enlarged the tab end holes to #30
These holes will be dimpled using my Avery pop-rivet dimplers. Flush-rivet pop-rivets will be used here.
Final drilled the Trim Tab skin to the main sparFinal drilled the Trim Tab skin to the main spar
Deburred everything and countersink one side of the sparDeburred everything and countersink one side of the spar
The top part of the trim tab spar has to be countersinked so the trim tab hinge can be riveted to a flat service.
Primed all the parts of the Trim TabPrimed all the parts of the Trim Tab
Now the fun begins!Now the fun begins!
The instructions say to be careful with the bucking bar here to not damage the upper skin. I decided to try and use my longeron yoke to squeeze the rivets and it worked perfectly, almost as if it was made for this application. I had to removed the lower dimple die from the hand squeezer to get the yoke over the edge. Once the yoke was in position, I put the dimple die back in and just kept the hand squeezer in position for the rest of the rivets.
Thar' tis...Thar' tis...
It wasn't as hard as I thought. Oh yeah, I just spoke with the trucking company. The wings will be delivered tomorrow. YEEEEE HAAAAWWWWW!
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