Vertical Stabilizer Priming and Riveting

October 13th and 20th 2018, 8h

With the decision of priming everything, we went ahead and prime all parts of the vertical stabilizer.

We thought that the primer sets in 30min, so we went ahead an clegoed all parts together. Then once we got to the riveting, we realized that the primer was not fully set; it was getting pealed by the clegos.  We decided to go ahead with the riveting anyway, then prime again later.

We rivets all parts of the vertical stabilizer, except the few holes that it was mentioned to leave non riveted for assembly with horizontal stabilizer and other parts later on.

Then we went back and fixed the priming. The vertical stabilizer is looking nice and ready for storage.

Vertical Stabilizer Finishing

October 6th, 2018, 2h

Following the technical advisor recommendation, we opened the vertical stabilizer and did the edge finishing of all the parts.

Vertical Stabilizer Redo

09/23/2018, 09/30/2018, 6h

We Redid the back skeleton of the vertical stabilizer: drilling, deburing, dimpling, countersinking and riveting.

On the Sunday after, I finished riveting a couple rivets, and I fit all the parts together.  I had to straightening some of the parts.

Vertical Stabilizer Initial Build

August 11th 2018, 3h

Riveting the back of vertical stabilizer
The countersinking was done in the wrong side.  So, we need to redo the back of the vertical stabilizer.

August 5th 2017, 8h

Debuting, priming, and starting to river vertical stabilizer

July 29th 2018, 6h

Fluting and straitening
Drilling spars, ribs and skin