I’ve been out of town this week for work, so haven’t made much progress this week. Last week I was on a roll, putting in 1-2 hours per night to finish up the Horizontal Stabilizer before I left.
Today I scuffed, cleaned, and primed the elevator skins to apply to the ribs. After watching some paint dry, I was able to put on the inner inspection plate part after drilling up to 1/8th inch for the rivets to fit. From there it was a bit tricky to get my hand in there to line up and cleco the smaller components on the left hand side of the elevator.
When you feel like you’re done and you see some spare parts laying around, you know you had an “Oops” moment. I almost forgot the 2 inner ribs since they aren’t connected to the main elevator. They are only connected to the skins for extra support.
Now the skins are mostly cleco’d together, I just have to add the trim tab, inspection plate components, the leading edge skins and ends.
In other news, it’s been quite fun watching Oshkosh and all the events online. Either the coverage seems to be really good this year or I’m just ‘tuned’ in since I’m building.
Excited for TAF that they announced a High Wing version of the Sling TSi. I’m sure that might hit a sweet spot for the gravel / grass strip enthusiasts.