Author Archives: Ken W.

Elevators (continued)

November 8th, 2016, I finish match-drilling right elevator and thought I’d catch the left elevator up and then deburr and prime everything together.  It didn’t work out that way, as I flubbed with the Left elevator tip rib and then … Continue reading

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Back Riveting

2/16/17 Got a chance to try out the new back-rivet set.  It works so much better.  Also, because it is so much easier to handle than the old one, I upped the pressure a bit and was able to get … Continue reading

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Elevators

Began Working on elevators on Sept. 7th, 2016.  Had elevator horns powder coated at local shop for $85. I’m also working on the wings.  But, I’m keeping blog posts here separated by category (tail, wings, fuselage, etc…) to make easier … Continue reading

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Rudder

Rudder completed.  Here’s the run-down:    

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Vertical Stab(v2.0)

Jul 4 – Jul 19, 2016 Wasn’t too thrilled with the first vertical stabilizer I built last year.  The skin rivets weren’t flush.  With more practice, some new tools, and a little guidance from more experienced builder friends, I was … Continue reading

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Horizontal Stab Finished

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Wings Have Left The Crate!

  Got the wings out of the crate last week.  They were filthy!  Found a dead mouse on the forward spar of the right wing, just outboard of the fuel tank.  Got them all cleaned up and the tanks off. … Continue reading

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