Today I started building my CH650B! My daughter, Delaney, and I brought the tail kit home with us from the Zenith Open Hangar Day and Gathering. We had a great time, and she got to fly the One Week Wonder!

I worked about 4 hours today on the rudder skeleton. I drilled holes, deburred, and clecoed the ribs to the spar and doublers. I made my first mistake too. My clamps did not hold the doublers well enough, resulting in one hole that is actually 2 holes very close together. The hole is shaped like an 8, and they overlap. I have sent Caleb an email to see if this is acceptable, can be repaired, or if I should just get another doubler and scrap the first one.

I finsished off the day priming the skeleton parts so that they can be assembled tomorrow.

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Comment by Daniel Niendorff on September 22, 2014 at 7:17pm

Nice job getting off to a quick start.  Enjoy your project!

Comment by John Austin on September 22, 2014 at 6:36am


You sure "hit the ground running" after picking up your tail kit at Open Hangar Day! I'm impressed! Keep that pace and you'll have an airplane in no time!



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