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Old 08-13-2017, 04:54 PM
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Default VS Complete!

13 August 2017 – 8 hrs

I began by dimpling the VS skin. After that I cleco’ed the skin to the skeleton. The rest of the day was trying to get into the small spaces in and around the skin with the bucking bar (once again I’m a HUGE fan of the tungsten bucking bar even more so now). End result is a fully completed VS (minus the fiberglass tip). The first major subsection of the airplane is done!

More pics of the process are on my build log if you want to see more!



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Old 08-19-2017, 06:37 PM
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Default Rudder Skin & Prepping

19 August 2017 – 4 hrs

Pretty basic stuff today and a fairly short day. First task was to dimple the rudder skins. That was pretty straight forward. I then edge finished and fluted the rudder pieces, and finally cleco’d and match drilled various rudder ribs and pieces together. Since I skipped riveting the stiffeners onto the rudder skins due to priming timing (!), I’ll do that next, and then finish the rudder skeleton.
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