The elevator. The thing that moves when you pull the stick back. It’s what makes the plane go up and down. And I am now
Today is one of those days I really enjoy. A day when you start with just a pile of parts, and quickly they come together
I started off the day fixing a mistake I made yesterday. Luckily, it was a very small mistake that was very easy to fix with very
Tonight started out with cutting down to size the extruded aluminum wedge that gives the trailing edge strength. Then I drilled the holes in the
Just a quick post for a quick nights work. Only an hour tonight, but I got half of the second elevator final drilled. Should be
Tonight, I finished final drilling the elevator skins. Nothing new here, just the same as the other 3 skins. After that, I measured out and
Today I got all the deburring and scuffing done on all the elevator parts. 6 hours worth. It was one of those “just sit down
Another good day of progress on the -10! There are a whole lotta holes in the elevators on this plane, and most of them are
I had to bust out my non-existent woodworking skills tonight. They were needed to build the clamp/jogs for the trim tabs. The trim tab on
Got back in the shop tonight and managed to knock out most of the fabrication of the elevator trim tabs. There isn’t much to them.
Another few hours spent on the -10, this time deburring all the holes in the trim tab parts. Then there was some dimpling and countersinking.
Today, I turned this pile of parts: Into this pile of parts: Everything is all ready for riveting.
Tonight, I was able to begin riveting the piles of elevator parts together! I began by assembling the tip ribs and their skins. This was
More riveting on the elevators tonight. Going into this project, I always thought about how much time all this riveting was going to take… but
I decided to try something new tonight. I had a Google “Hang Out” going while I was working on the elevators. Google Hangout is basically