Drilling ribs

03 Jun 2011   buildlog   empennage   horizontal-stabilizer   assembly   ribs

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.


Next step is to disassemble the skeleton and debur all the freshly drilled holes and finish the edges of the spars. I plan to start working on that process tomorrow. I’m really going to have to slow down the process a bit just to avoid running out of things to do before I can get the wings. Don’t want to end up with too much downtime…

Build hours status

Entry Type Hours this session Total hours to date
Total hours 1 13.75
Parts worked on
 horizontal stabilizer 1 11.75
 ribs 1 7.25
Work Types
 assembly 1 3
 nitehawk 1 13.75