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RV-9A: Vertical Stabilizer - 10/28/2005
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Finished riveting the VS skin to the front spar and middle ribFinished riveting the VS skin to the front spar and middle rib
I started thinking that maybe I'm getting the hang of this riveting thing, slamming these rivets in one after another. Then I got to last rivet and screwed it up. Murphy strikes again. Get the Drill!
It's time for a close-up, Mister DeMille!It's time for a close-up, Mister DeMille!
Sorry, couldn't resist it...
The Vertical Stabilizer is finished!The Vertical Stabilizer is finished!
I noticed that the skin on the RV-9A VS is much thinner than my buddies RV-7A. This VS is as light as a feather. I guess Vans' needed to make the VS as light as possible to make up for the long (and somewhat heavy) Horizontal Stabilizer, which also has a much thinner skin than the RV-7A.
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