Build Session 12, 02132011, 6 hours, 34 total
Finally back to metal wrangling!
Empennage, AST (Anti Servo Tabs) Page 08-01 - 08-04
Completed Section 8.
Rivet Count 107Solid 717 Pulled
Preparing the AST Skins, This time I tried what I have seen and that is only removing the blue plastic in the rivet areas for protection, as parts start to stack up I will need that in my garage.
Riveting in the ribs
Clecoed for match drilling the bottom holes
Riveting the topside
Riveted in the control horns with flush countersunk solid rivets (Not a fun place to do it in)
Installing the AST spar under the skin
Setup for drilling the 132 holes in the AST hinge halves, this was tedious, and I screwed up a part that I now have to order :( (Note to other builders even though you read about the orientation of the drill guide make sure you verify before drilling :)
Riveting the top side ribs
Riveting in the hinge piece (same for left and right, double check orientation of hinge centerline to control horn.)