December 17, 2005

Getting close to finishing this stupid rudder.

Not sure what I wanted to show here. Maybe just one more shot before I closed it up forever.

Tip rib's on. The fiberglass tip that Vans provides fits like crap. Not sure if I'm going to shape it or just build a new one. We'll see.

I had to use two blind rivets on this side of the tip. By the way, the wave you see was a little boo boo I made when edge finishing. These skins are VERY thin. They don't play well with power tools. 'Nuff said.

I was able to put just one blind rivet in on this side because I did this side first. Once the rivets are in on one side, though, the other side because next to impossible to rivet, hence I had to use two on that side.

A shot from the top so you can see what I mean.

I got some help from a surprise visitor today. Rosie came by to help me drive some rivets. No...not THAT Rosie...THIS Rosie. Hubbah Hubbah.

It's ready for Pro Sealing the trailing edge. I'm NOT looking forward to that...

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