Empennage Inventory [3 Hours]
[November 22, 2005][3 Hours] Empennage Arrived!

Horizontal Stabilizer [48 Hours]
[November 23, 2005][2 Hours] Rear Spar
[November 24, 2005][2 Hours] Deburred rear spar reinforcement bars
[November 25, 2005][6 Hours] Rear and front spars
[November 26, 2005][3 Hours] Empennage Ribs Deburring/Fluting
[November 27, 2005][1 Hour] Primed elevator bearing
[November 28, 2005][1 Hour] Re-fluted HS ribs
[December 1, 2005][3 Hours] HS left skin attached
[December 5, 2005][1 Hour] HS Left Inner ribs
[December 6, 2005][4 Hours] Finished left HS drilling, started on right HS assembly
[December 7, 2005][4 Hours] Right HS, de-vinyling
[December 8, 2005][1 Hour] Inner skin scratch & prepping for priming
[December 9, 2005][2 Hours] Deburring HS
[December 10, 2005][1 Hour] Dimpled spars and ribs
[December 12, 2005][1 Hour] Dimpled Skin
[December 13, 2005][2 Hours] Deburred ribs/spars/bars, prepared to paint
[December 14, 2005][3 Hours] Primed HS!
[December 15, 2005][3 Hours] Riveting spars and ribs
[December 16, 2005][3 Hours] Riveting HS
[December 17, 2005][5 Hours] Finished HS!
[January 7, 2006]HS inspected

Vertical Stabilizer [20 Hours]
[December 17, 2005][2 Hours] Drilled spar, mounted hinges, fluted ribs
[December 18, 2005][4 Hours] Attached skin, deburring...
[December 19, 2005]Lightening Holes
[December 20, 2005][1 Hour] Lightening Holes, devinyled skin
[December 21, 2005][3 Hours] Finished VS doubler, deburred and dimpled skin
[December 22, 2005][1 Hour] Deburred skin edges, sanded inside skin scratches
[December 26, 2005][3 Hours] Primed VS ribs spars
[December 27, 2005][3 Hours] Riveted spars and ribs
[December 28, 2005][1 Hour] Started riveting skin
[December 29, 2005][2 Hours] Finished VS

Rudder [48 Hours]
[December 22, 2005][1 Hour] Starting fabrication of stiffeners
[December 23, 2005][2 Hours] Finished fabrication of stiffeners
[December 24, 2005][3 Hours] Deburred stiffeners & match drilled
[December 26, 2005][1 Hour] Dimpled / Primed stiffeners
[December 28, 2005][1 Hour] Devinyled skin
[December 29, 2005][1 Hour] Deburred skin holes, dimpled skin
[December 30, 2005][1 Hour] backriveted stiffeners to left rudder skin
[January 1, 2006][3 Hours] Finished back riveting stiffeners, worked on spars and ribs
[January 2, 2006][3 Hours] Match Drilled skin, first part re-order
[January 3, 2006]Finished drilling R-918 strip
[January 5, 2006][1 Hour] New brace from Van's
[January 6, 2006][5 Hours] Drilled horn brace, deburred, dimpled
[January 7, 2006][1 Hour] Finished deburring skin - dimple mix-up
[January 8, 2006]Dimple Die Mix-up tips
[January 9, 2006][1 Hour] Countersunk trailing rudder edge wedge
[January 17, 2006][1 Hour] Deburred skin edges
[January 19, 2006][4 Hours] Primed
[January 20, 2006][4 Hours] Riveted framework
[January 21, 2006][6 Hours] Riveted skins, fixed extra dimple hole
[January 22, 2006][2 Hours] Trailing Edge work
[January 24, 2006]MEK'd rudder, went shopping
[January 24, 2006][1 Hour] Pro-Sealed trailing edge
[January 27, 2006][1 Hour] Trailing edge work..
[January 28, 2006][2 Hours] Riveted trailing edge
[January 29, 2006][3 Hours] Finshed rudder

Elevators [53 Hours]
[January 3, 2006][2 Hours] Right stiffeners
[January 4, 2006][2 Hours] Rounded out edges on right stiffeners
[January 5, 2006][2 Hours] Finished fabricating left stiffeners
[January 9, 2006][1 Hour] Drilled right stiffeners, Clecoed on left stiffeners
[January 10, 2006][2 Hours] Deburred, dimpled stiffeners
[January 11, 2006][1 Hour] Prepared trim servo stiffener
[January 18, 2006][1 Hour] Devinyl & Deburr & Dimple (D^3) right skin
[January 19, 2006]Primed stiffeners
[January 25, 2006][2 Hours] Riveted right stiffeners, devinyled left skin
[January 26, 2006][3 Hours] Left elevator - deburred, dimpled and riveted stiffeners
[January 27, 2006][3 Hours] Bend elevator trailing edge
[January 30, 2006][3 Hours] Nutplate drilling, rib fluting and deburring
[January 31, 2006][3 Hours] Rib match drilling
[February 1, 2006][1 Hour] Left elevator work
[February 2, 2006][2 Hours] Trim servo bracket mounting, left elevator countersinking
[February 4, 2006][4 Hours] Deburring and prepping parts
[February 5, 2006][2 Hours] primed elevator skeleton
[February 6, 2006][1 Hour] Riveted right end ribs, started skin deburring
[February 7, 2006][1 Hour] Finished skin deburring
[February 8, 2006][2 Hours] Dimpled right elevator skin, riveted skeleton
[February 9, 2006][1 Hour] Dimpled left elevator skin, deburred trim tab.
[February 11, 2006][4 Hours] Bend elevator tabs, build left elevator skeleton, started riveting left elevator skin
[February 16, 2006][2 Hours] Trimmed right counterweight, started assembly of right elevator
[February 18, 2006][1 Hour] riveted servo bracket
[February 22, 2006][2 Hours] Closed left elevator, mounted trim tab
[February 24, 2006][1 Hour] Started rolling right elevator
[February 26, 2006][1 Hour] More work on the right elevator leading edge
[February 27, 2006][1 Hour] Mounted right elevator
[April 6, 2007][2 Hours] Finished left elevator

Trim Tab [29 Hours]
[February 3, 2006][4 Hours] Trim Tab work
[February 8, 2006][1 Hour] Bent trailing edge
[February 10, 2006][2 Hours] Bend trim tabs, made bending block for elevator
[February 17, 2006][3 Hours] trim tab hinge - round 2, bend other tabs, riveted spar
[February 20, 2006][3 Hours] trim tab work, riveted right elevator
[February 23, 2006][1 Hour] Killed the trim first tab
[March 5, 2006][5 Hours] Trim tab - part deaux
[March 13, 2006][2 Hours] Finished trim tab #3
[March 16, 2006][1 Hour] Trim tab #3 not so good
[March 17, 2006]Trim tab thoughts
[March 10, 2007][1 Hour] Started the 4th skin
[March 21, 2007][0.25 Hours] Bend skin; fixed spar
[March 29, 2007][1 Hour] Drilled hinger, prepped for priming
[March 31, 2007][1 Hour] Deburring and fabricated riblet
[April 6, 2007][3 Hours] Almost finished trim tab
[April 12, 2007][0.75 Hours] Finished trim tab


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