March 14, 2008
I kept going with the rib prep steps tonight. I worked on filing out the leading edge elevator ribs. The manual suggests clamping them together to file out the capstrip cutout. I aligned the centerline that I drew along the top and bottom of the ribs to make sure they would be lined up right. Then I drew the lines off to the sides of them so I could still line them up when I was filing. There's no way I was going to file out the whole thing so I took out most of the material with a 1/4" drill and the band saw. Pretty much right up to the inside of the line. Even then, it took a while to file it to the right size. The capstrip barely fits in there so I can finalize it when I'm installing them.
Empennage Assembly Menu