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Old 03-16-2012, 11:47 PM
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3 more hours in today!

I didn't work on the plane at all yesterday. It was just one of those days. Bad night sleep the night before, nothing went right at work, I sliced a chunk of skin off my thumb changing the air filter in my car, I was in a bad mood... and I just knew I would mess something up.

So I had a nice dinner and had a relaxing night. Just what I needed.

Today, though, I was able to get the final drilling done on the HS, and I replaced some rivets on the spar doubler that had tipped heads. It was a beautiful weather (80 in Minnesota in March), my dad was able to come out and help with the drilling, and just an all around good day.


The old man putting in some time


The remains of the tipped rivets that were removed

Next I get to do a whole lotta deburring...
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Old 03-20-2012, 02:28 PM
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I got all the holes in my HS ribs deburred last night. I kinda like the work where you don't have to think at all and can just zone out!

I would have done more work, but I have been having issues with my #40 countersink cutter. It seems to "smear" the metal around the countersink... it's not really cleanly cutting.

I've tried high speed, low speed, high pressure, low pressure, in a drill press, in an air drill, in an electric drill, and every combination possible, and I'm just not getting a good clean countersink.

A quick call to Cleaveland Tools, and Mike is sending me a new cutter to try out. Once that's in hand, I can start all the HS countersinking... which appears to be abundant!

Pile 'o Ribs(TM):
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:55 AM
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5 hours...

HS Skins deburred, scuffed for primer, and dimpled. Also got the HS ribs dimpled, and began scuffing them.

And I LOVE MY DRDT-2!

Pic from tonight's timelapse:
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:42 AM
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Got all the prep work done on the HS parts... so they are ready for priming. Lottsa counter sinking.

One question... should I be wearing gloves when I'm scuffing parts with the scotchbrite pads? I'm starting to look like the Tin Man!

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Ed -

I can't tell you how many Western Safety nitrile gloves I have gone through! They are very inexpensive and help keep skin oils off the parts.

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Old 04-02-2012, 02:59 PM
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The Horizontal Stab is DONE!



Now I just need a taller garage!





Since I can't hide it in a corner vertically, I guess I'll just have some new wall art:


http://www.edandcolleen.com/the-hori...lizer-is-done/
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:25 AM
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I've been making steady progress on the elevators over the past week or so. It's to the point where everything is primed and I've begun riveting things together.

That's when I made an OOPS.

I managed to back rivet the wrong rib halves to one of the elevator skins. Yup. I got to drill out 64 rivets! Luckily, since they were back riveted, the dot in the head was still in good enough shape to center the drill bit, and using a #42 bit worked perfectly. No oversized holes!



http://www.edandcolleen.com/final-el...-another-oops/
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Oops! Been there... most builders have I'm sure. Sounds like you got it solved with ease so nice job. Keep up the great work - love following along with your progress.
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Sunday marks the completion of the tail feathers! I got the trim tabs hinged up to the elevators. The counter weights are cut down, but I seem to have misplaced a bag of washers, so they aren't attached to the elevators yet... so that's still on the to-do list.







Last night I was able to start on the first few pages of the tail cone section. I think my favorite part of building so far is the first few days working on a new component.



<Link to last elevator blog post>
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:14 PM
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Hit the 200 hour mark!

I have begun riveting up the tail cone. So far, so good... I've been back-riveting as much as possible, and it's been working well.



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