BUILDING THE RUDDER
On Sunday, June 16, 2002, I finished the vertical stabilizer. I figured that I was on a roll so I immediately started on the rudder. Trimming and edge finishing the stiffeners was the first item on the agenda.
I knew that I had been at it too long when I put several stiffeners on backwards and cussed them because all of the holes did not line up. I quit for the day at this point. I picked up where I left off on Monday, the 17th. I finished trimming and de-burring the stiffeners. I did not take any photos.
On Tuesday, June 18th, I received a little help from Derek (left). We cut the plastic protective coating with a soldering iron where the stiffeners attach to the skin so we could dimple the skin. This really isn’t a 2 man job but I accept help sometimes.