Put the horizontal stabilizer issues aside and concentrated on the elevator assembly yesterday. Rib assembly is built and cleco'd. Tips are drilled but need to do some sizing on the hinge pins. Got the rear channel assembly built and installed. Should finish elevator next weekend. Will then resume work on the stabilizer. Looks like I'll be able to use A5 rivets where I have had some rivet removal damage, thus saving me from having to purchase a new stabilizer skin!

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Comment by Raymond Paul on August 23, 2012 at 10:26am

Hi dave, yes sometimes is pays to take a break when something doesnt work out as planned, move onto the next job and come back to the problem which usual is then simple to solve, if you use bigger rivets I think its fine so long as you keep the basics correct of rivet placements, thats the beauty of home building with tolerances, you can do quite a lot of manipulation to get the end result.I have " The thinking drink some coffee chair" when problem solving, works wonders!

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