Finished! Vertical Stabiliser 06-04 to 06-05

The FIRST rivet! Measuring, seems OK.


First Rivets

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This stage is supposed to be done right at the beginning, but I prepared it all then primed first since I wanted the reinforcing plates to be primed both sides! I suspect there will be lots of reading ahead to decide what can be done prior to priming.


Rear Spar

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Managed to get these rivets with the Flange Yoke on the Pneumatic Squeezer.


Frame

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Tim preparing to help with rivetting the skin onto the completed frame.


Skin

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Applying JC5A to the joint surfaces … small stiff paintbrush seems to be the ideal tool.

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Pneumatic Squeezer for the accessible rivets.


Rear Spar Fitting

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The finished Vertical Stabiliser … a milestone : )

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Carefully placed on shelf for safe keeping … NB wood screwed to shelf to prevent slippage!

3 Comments on "Finished! Vertical Stabiliser 06-04 to 06-05"

  1. That workshop is way too big!

  2. It’s great to have the space …. bit chilly though! Roll on Spring!

  3. PS Needs underfloor heating like yours!

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