Alight… it’s been ages…. I have loads of excuses, including this website, as to why that has been the case. Reality though, is that I haven’t been working on it, and the excuses don’t really matter.
So…. a lot of excuses can be put here… To start with, This particular session was logged in the google sheets hour log, but didn’t have a build log entry written until Sept. 2016. I’m dating it properly, but, beyond the log entry of ‘sanding’, I don’t have any particular details.
In order to avoid progressing too quickly and running out of things to do before I can buy more parts, I am intentionally slowing down my process on the project. I still plan on regular build sessions, they are probably just going to be scaled back a bit to around 3-4 hours a week or so.
They say that in the process of building the aircraft, it actually gets put together and taken apart about 3 times. Well - this will be the first… Today I got the horizontal stabilizer skeleton taken apart for deburring the spars & all of the holes that have been drilled to size. Not much to show there - its all just a pile of separate parts again now..
Tonight’s session was spent final drilling the horizontal stabilizer ribs to the spars. Nothing difficult, though it does take a bit of time to get to all the holes. It is a bit tricky to drill the holes through the nose ribs. I ended up opening up the flange that connects to the spar for drilling, then straightened it back to 90 degrees after the holes were drilled.