Sunday, February 6, 2011

Feb 6 -- Right Elevator Trailing Edge

First things first. That epoxy on the trailing edge was an awful idea. What leaked out was hard to get rid of, it goobered up rivet holes, and didn't really adhere to the aluminum that well. OK, the adhesion issue was most likely my failure to remove primer from the subject surfaces...

Pounded in all the rivets, but frustrated and quit for the day. Will finish the rivets and making certain that it's straight with no epoxy in a fresh session. Suspect that 25% of the rivets need to be drilled out because the shop heads tipped over. :(

Did start on a bit of drilling and deburring for the other elevator while waiting for 24 hours on the epoxy...

Total time: 1.5 Hours

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