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Attempt to fix rudder mistake

So I realized that the rudder stiffener being on the wrong side of the shear clip shifted its position just enough to make it very difficult, maybe even impossible, to get all of the rivets through the holes that connect the shear clip to the rudder spar.  385 more words

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Joining the rudder halves...mistakes were made

Today started off simple enough. When I countersunk the trailing edge wedge in the rudder a while back it worked very well on one side, but since the hole was enlarged by the first countersink the countersink cutter ‘chattered’ a lot when I was countersinking the other side. 671 more words

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Rudder halves ready to join

Over the last couple days I got the stiffeners riveted to the other rudder skin, the top rib halves riveted to each skin, and the bottom rib with the rudder horn riveted to one skin. 130 more words

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Riveted rudder stiffeners

Today I got the second reinforcement plate riveted to the rudder spar and stiffeners riveted to one side of the rudder. All of the stiffeners were done using a technique called back riveting. 57 more words

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More rudder riveting

I had a lot of fun doing a little more riveting tonight. I riveted a nut plate to the rivet horn and then riveted the rudder horn to the rib that Meggin and I riveted together a couple nights ago. 181 more words

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Rudder arm part 3

I was supposed to be out sailing today, but a sick daughter shot that plan. Instead I worked on the rudder arm and the boat trailer. 141 more words

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Rudder arm part 2

It’s been a mild winter and is supposed to be 70 with a nice breeze this weekend. It’s time to get this rudder arm finished up. 73 more words

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