Derek 5.25hrs Phil 5.25. Had to order more bolts for the wings so put that on hold and decided to start mating up the Empenage to the Fuselage. First step is to place HS into position, clamp and match drill. That was pretty straight forward. Deburred and bolted into place per instructions. OK, now time for the VS. It is impossible to get VS into place with the HS bolted in so we had to remove the HS (killed 2 more nuts) to get the VS into place. Spent several hours having to trim the skins on the VS as well as the weldment on the elevator horn to get the clearance needed for the motion of the elevator.
HS clamped down for drilling rear attach bolt holes