Van's RV-9A in Aurora

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Flying! 8/28/2011

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

More rudder prep work
3 hours since last post, about an hour each night.

Deburred all rudder parts, including skins. Stripped plastic from inside of skins.

Started dimpling tonight, got all the stiffeners done, the main spar, counterweight skin and rib.
The tip rib is mostly dimpled, but the four aft holes can't be reached with the tools I have. The pop rivet dimpler might work, but I can't feed the nail through. Countersinking might be an option.
Time to see how others have solved the problem.

Should be able to clean and prime this weekend.