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Monday, July 20, 2009

Left Elevator Trim Tab bending

OK, after much thought and preparation I bent the tabs on the left elevator that close out the rear section where the trim tab is installed. I think I got them bent perfectly, but won't be able to tell until I get the trim tab made and set into place. I also finished all the metal prep work on the skelleton and will prime in my next session. The use of the flat rivet set worked really well, I turned down the pressure and ran it along the bend softly and slowly. It flattened the edges out really well. Note to builders: The elevator is upside down in the pictures so the upper tab is folded "over" the lower tab.

Next sessions will include priming, then onto final assembly of the left Elevator.

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