It took me about 6 months to complete the empennage. My wing kit arrived before I was finished, so when it was I was able to immediately dive into the new kit. After the bazillion holes you have to drill, debur, and countersink on the spars, the ribs are next. Holy cow. Here I am fast approaching my 1-year anniversary since starting my build and I've been on the same step for almost 7 weeks with those infernal ribs fluting, final drilling, and deburring. I haven't even gotten to scuffing, cleaning, priming, and dimpling. It's been almost 5 months working on the wings and I haven't assembled anything yet. Anyone else felt like the wings seem to take forever to start coming together? Sheeeeeesh, just let me get back to banging rivets again!
Empennage Complete Except for Tips