Dimpling & Priming Skins

Used the soldering iron to remove the vinyl from the outside rivet lines.  Then deburred the skin edges using the Vixen File and then the 1″ Scotchbrite Wheel on my 90º Die Grinder. Hole Deburring…



Horizontal Stabiliser 08-02 to 08-06

The components are getting bigger! Deburring Lots of deburring to come, so trying to hone my skills! This time I’m deburring all the component edges prior to fitting/clecoing to prevent scratches. The holes can be…


Rudder 07-12 Finished!

The manual in Section 5 recommends using a small mushroom head on a rivet gun to drive the TE rivet shop heads into the dimples. But others have had success using a squeezer with specially…


Rudder 07-08 to 07-11

Used the squeezer to get the 470 rivets on the spar reinforcing plates. And with a bit of manoevering the control horn assembly. Back Riveting First bit of back-riveting. Used rivet tape to keep all…


Priming Rudder Parts

Preparation for priming … scuffing lightly with maroon Scotchbrite, then cleaning and degreasing with Acetone. I’m using  a CERTEK™ Non-Linting wiping roll, which is a clean lint free wiping product that will not tear or shred fibre….


Rudder 07-07

Marking & trimming the TE piece to length. That Trailing Edge!! Various other people have deviated from the suggested Van’s method to ensure a straight trailing edge. Namely to cleco the trailing edge to a…


Rudder 07-02 to 07-06

Used the bandsaw to seperate the stiffeners, then the vixen file to straighten the cuts, then the Scotchbrite Wheel to smooth. Deburring Spar Vixen file again for the spar edges to remove the little saw…