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…


Elevator Horns

Part of the final drilling process is to cleco and final drill #30 the elevator horns into position on the rib/front spar. I’d read that some builders have had issues with this … Vans ask…


Elevators 09-05 to 09-08

More interesting now as all the parts get clecoed together ready for final drilling various bits. Trim Tab Hinge Fitting the hinge required more head scratching. Having attached it via one hole previously drilled in…



Elevators 09-02

It feels quite good starting a new stage … horizontal stabiliser complete, now a clean slate and here we go on the elevators! A few parts laid out ready to start work, lots of little…