Tuesday, October 28, 2008

horizontal stabilizer spars

5 hours
Completed the fabrication and assembly of the front and rear spars in the horizontal stabilizer.  Looking forward to preparing and fluting the ribs and fitting the skin.
it was really great putting the piles of specialty tools to use... time rocketed by as i made great progress today
putting a work bench to use putting the horizontal stabilizer main spar together
the workbench has a drill board on it and is covered with paper for taking notes
powder coated steel parts where strength is critical
rivet squeezer getting ready for first use
the FIRST rivets!
fitting parts
fabricating the trailing spar reinforcement angle from raw stock 
the final product 
now it gets drilled and fitted to the spar channel 
front and rear horizontal spars all fitted up
photo for the man