1/11/2006 - Primed the Left Elevator Inerds Today I had some off time to work non-stop on the RV. You know you're having fun when you forget to eat or pee. I put on my double filter rubber mask that I got Lowes and primed the inerds on a hunk o ... read more
1/18/2006 - Drilled the Left Elevator trailing edge This time I think I know what I'm doing. I raised the trailing edge with a couple of boards until the chord line of the elevator was parallel to the table. I marked the aluminum wedge center line and ... read more
2/8/2006 - Started work on attaching the Trim Tab Horn The instructions say to rivet the Trim Tab Horn to the Trim Tab skin. This seemed a little weird to me, knowing that I would have to bend the skin end tabs at some point. The Trim Tab Horn would defin ... read more
2/15/2006 - I've got wings! 400 pounds of pure joy! The trucking company got their delivery schedule a little bit messed up. The wings were supposed to arrive between 11 am and 1 pm, but didn't. I called them and found out that ... read more
2/16/2006 - Prosealed in the foam wedges Once again, I forgot take pictures. I mixed up some proseal and put a layer of it on the wedges and placed them inside the trim tab skin. Then I made the wooden clamps according to the plans and put e ... read more
2/19/2006 - Riveted the Left Elevator trailing edge I put my steel angle on the edge of the work bench and back riveted the rivets and then finished them off with the mushroom head. This time I didn't turn the elevator over to finish off the rivets. I ... read more
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