Thanks for the responses guys.
Originally Posted by Carl Froehlich
With your helper holding the twist in the skin use a hammer with some tape to carefully conform the aft portion of the bend.
A few questions about this step:
How much of a twist were you holding in the skin before you started to use the hammer? Was the aft end twisted to about 90 degrees or farther?
How hard did you have to hit it with the hammer to finish forming the aft bend?
How did you know when you were finished forming the aft portion of the bend? Van's drawing shows the 60 degree angle that the twist should make at the front end of the skin but I'm not sure what the aft end should look like. My attempts have had quite a bit of spring back which leaves a fairly large gap between the skin and the bottom of the fuselage. Clecos are able to pull everything into place but I'm not sure how much force should be needed to pull the skin into placed when it's properly formed.