Assembling the Rudder skeleton   July 27th, 2006

I have started to assemble the rudder skeleton. I first riveted the reinforcement plates, followed by the nutplates (gray on the left). I primed these with the Sherwin Williams spray can primer, since I didn’t want to set up the spray gun for three measly parts.

I was able to reach just about every rivet with the squeezer, with the exception of the two outer rivets on the lower rib (see the picture on the bottom).

These two pictures show the completed skeleton so far. Next I will rivet the counterweight rib, followed by the counterweight skin.

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