Over the last couple of evenings I got busy - cut and bent the rudder skins, marked, drilled, clecoed, drilled, unclecoed, trimmed... and today I deburred, Scotchbrited, primed, and finally riveted everything together.

It was a pleasure to use the air riveter for the first time - I may never pull a rivet manually again...!

 

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Comment by Marty de la Motte on January 20, 2011 at 3:29am
Thanks Paul - yeah I hand riveted the rudder skeleton but there was no way I was going to do the 160+ on the skins!  Good luck to you too.
Comment by Paul Sanders on January 19, 2011 at 11:30am
ha ha yeah I did the rudder with the hand riveter and swore there was no way I could face pulling any more rivets that way. I got to use my air riveter on the slats and it was truly a beautiful thing. Good luck with your build.

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