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[October 16, 2007]


Every time I prime I seem to just get better and better at figuring out how to use the gun to its full potential. It's truly an art. You need to get three settings in perfect harmony. Anyways, I primed a bunch of stuff that I prepped last night. Tonight I needed to open my second 2 gallon set of AKZO primer.


While everything was drying, I riveted this angle to the F-711 bulkhead in the two spots indicated. I couldn't find a callout for the rivet, so I used a AN470AD4-9 which seemed to work out OK. The next size I had was a -11, which was way too long. If I were to do it over again, a -9.5 or -10 would of been a little better.


Once the parts were dry, I riveted on the aft deck. This took a combination of all kinds of riveting techniques, plus some blind bucking.


Next I riveted on the F-709 bulkhead to the top of the aft deck. Van's forgets to tell you this, but its kind of a critical step to do before you fit the top skins....


I drilled, deburred and riveted the elevator bellcrank. Easy easy!


I almost forgot I needed to put an extra #12 hole in the bellcrank for the trutrack pitch servo connection. A quick pass on the drillpress and everything was set.

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