Brief Description: Preparing the Right and Left Elevator
Today I continued working on preparing the right and left elevators. I started by final drilling to #40 the E-709 and E-705 ribs to the spars. I then clecoed on the E-701 wings skins and removed the clecoes holding the E-709 and E-705 ribs and clecoed on the elevator horns. I drilled the elevator hornsto the E-702 and E-709 and E-705. I then proceeded to match drill the E-701 skins to the understructure.
I disassembled the elevators and deburred all of the holes. The then proceeded to begin dimpling all the holes with a pneumatic squeezer. Part way through the right elevator skin I misaligned the squeezer and enlarged on of the holes. Since it is Airventure week I could not get instructions from Van’s on how to repair it so I decided since it wouldn’t cost too much I would just order a new skin. It is on the way and I will use the old skin as a practice skin for riveting.