Vertical Stabilizer Construction Log
|11/5/97; 1.5 hrs; Drilled, deburred, and dimpled rear spar, hinge
brackets, flange. Ready for priming. Man, this prepunched stuff is the way to go!
11/6/97; .75 hrs; Primed rear spar, flange, ribs, and hinge brackets; clecoed
rear spar components together for riveting.
Ready to rivet;
Checking all dimensions against plans and predrilled skin. Once again, I elected to
check the hole alignment before attaching the ribs and spars. Everything lined up as if it
was designed that way.
11/8/97; 2.0 hrs; Riveted skin to skeleton. Vertical stab completed except for installation of fiberglass tip.
12/1/97; 2.5 hrs; attached fiberglass tip; filled and sanded, then primed.
The vertical stab is much easier to build than the HS. Kind'a wonder why Van's doesn't have us begin with the vert stab?
Total time vertical stab; 10.0 hrs.