Author Archives: Ken W.
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
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
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
Rudder completed. Here’s the run-down:
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
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
3/7/16 I read a post on vansairforce.com about adding a laser sighting tool to a DRDT-2 for aid in dimpling large, flat pieces, like the skins. I purchased the laser kit and installed it on my dimpler. It worked Great! … Continue reading
The HS skins are all drilled on. Took a little coaxing to get everything lined up. But, its all ready to tear down, de-burr, dimple, and prime prior to final assembly.