Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Rudder prep work

The next step in the Van's commentary is to back rivet the stiffeners to the skins. But I want to get all of the holes drilled and deburred before priming. So I will wait to do riveting until the most of the rudder skeleton is pre-assembled and match drilled.

Used sander to finish edges of parts cut on Sunday.
Deburred edges of all small parts (all but skins).
Cleaned gummy labels.
Fluted ribs.
Finally got to use the unibit to cut 3/8 hole in R904 spar. Unibits just look cool!

Clecoes and 3/8 bolt to hold rudder horn in place for match drilling. Stopped there because starting to get hungry (and loopy).

2.3 hours