KitLog pro

Powered By Kitlog Pro v2.0

Rick's Web Site
' style=
Date:  11-18-2012
Number of Hours:  4.00
Manual Reference:  6-2
Brief Description:  Assemble Vertical Stabilizer

My longest building session to date. That's not saying much. I deburred the remaining vertical stabilizer skeleton pieces along with the stabilizer skin. Match drilled the skeleton and skin. Dimpled the skin using my newly acquired DRDT-2 fancy dancy dimple machine. I was a bit aprehensive about purchasing this monster. After having previously built two RVs, I was quite convinced taht the standard C-Frame tool and nice dead blow hammer was hard to beat for a crisp dimple. But the C-Frame certainly has its drawbacks. The two biggest being the noise and tecond being the relatively slow process. I closely examined a friend's RV-7 who used the DRDT-2 and the am convinced the dimple quality is exceptional. I did learn very early in the building process that there is generally more than one way to skin a cat. So, I broke down and bought the dimpler. I really don't know if I saved much time on the vertical stab skin and I did need Julie's help for about a dozen dimples. But it sure was quiet.
' style=





' style=

Initial fitting and drilling out to size

Initial fitting and drilling out to size

' style=

DRDT-2.  It would help if it were bolted to the table

DRDT-2. It would help if it were bolted to the table

' style=










Copyright © 2001-2019 Matronics. All Rights Reserved.