VS total: 14.2
Cleco'ed VS skin to skeleton. Match drilled and then removed skin and took apart skeleton. Deburred everything. Marked some holes to remain un-dimpled. Dimpled ribs (except marked holes). Began dimpling skin - about half-way there. Accidentally dimpled a few holes in a rib that shouldn't have been and was relieved to learn they could be un-dimpled (searched VAF before and found I could squeeze with flat sets to un-dimple, but only once). Had lots of help from Scott today. He did much of the deburring of the skin and also served as a second pair of hands when cleco'ing the skin to the skeleton. Our daughter Audra came out to help for a while, too.
|Audra pointing out what the airplane is supposed to look like.|
|VS skin cleco'ed to the skeleton. Some pain was avoided|
thanks to those who warned about grinding down a small part of the front ribs.
|Finally, we have something that resembles a part of an airplane.|
|Neat look into the Vertical Stabilizer.|
|Dimpling the VS skin. Notice the blue strips that have been removed.|
|All taken apart again.|