Van's RV-9A in Aurora

The Big Picture

The Big Picture
Flying! 8/28/2011

Thursday, May 29, 2008

1 hr
Cut and sanded the trim tab hinge with the band saw and belt sander. Spent about half an hour fussing with the layout, trying to get it just right. Used the scrap piece from cutting it to length as a handy layout guide. It's small and easy to clamp to the trim tab and elevator to guage just how the hinge should fit to both assemblies.

After getting that just right, transferred that to the trim tab hinge half. Held it together with side clamps, and started drilling. Deburred, and then clecoed the trim tab all together.

I was a bit nervous about the hinge because the hinge on the toolbox project didn't turn out so great. But I guess getting the mistakes out of the way on the practise project did the trick - matched up the other half of the hinge, slid the pin in, and the hinge worked perfectly. What a relief. Now just waiting on proseal to finish the elevators and trim tab.