Elevators


Trailing Edges – Elevators 09-23 & 24

Having enjoyed success using a straight piece of Aluminium angle for the rudder TE, I decided to adopt the same technique for the Elevator & Trim Tab TE’s. Used Aluminium Angle match drilled to the…


Rolling Skins – Elevators 09-25

The elevators are longer than a broom handle! So I visited a DIY store and bought a length of 1″ dowel to roll the skin LE’s. We decided to do this job before flush riveting…


Elevators 09-24 … Holy Molex!

Whilst waiting for the foam ribs to bond for a few days, plenty of time to install the the trim tab servo. Riveting up the servo holder didn’t take that long. More sticky stuff, Silicone…


Elevators 09-21 to 09-23 … Sticky Stuff

Riveting a bit easier now, along the root and tip ribs with easy access for the squeezer. Front Spar The 3″ Yoke fitted OK over the protruding skins to make riveting the front spars straightforward….




Elevators 09-14 to 09-19

After the marathon prime comes the fun part – riveting it all together. Tim once again helping out with this, much quicker with an extra pair of eyes to make sure the riveting tool is…



Ready for priming – Elevators 09-09 to 09-13

I’ve been gradually working through the various manual steps to prepare each component ready for priming. In other words, reading ahead to make sure all machine countersinking/dimpling/shaping has all been done. This does require jobs…