Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Elevator progress

7.1 hours since last post.

Worked a little each night after work, except Friday. Friday night flew stop and goes at San Marcos for night currency. A perfect night. Smooth air, full moon. Coming back to Austin, did one stop and go on 17R, and then a right closed traffic for 17L. No traffic, I could take my time, and the controllers were relaxed.

Finished stripping plastic and deburring all parts. Started on match drilling for the bottom right elevator skin. But not happy with the deburring on the stiffeners. Had used the scotch brite wheel, but it can't do the whole job by itself. So resanded the 8 stiffeners, and then another scotch brite pass. Much better the second time.

Right elevator stiffener match drilling underway.

Take two on the 921 gusset. This one's a keeper.

Trimmed the counterweights while the bandsaw was setup.

Edge deburring on internal parts done for now.

Elevator skins look sharp when they're stripped.

Almost done with edge cleaning