Category: Rudder

Day 3: Rudder Skeleton Deburring (20m)

Left work early today to get ready for my trip to the UK tomorrow. Got home, saw the pieces on the bench and couldn’t resist doing a little deburring. I tried using a flat file but didn’t seem to be doing too well so switched to a large drill bit instead – a quarter turn seemed to do the trick.

Day 2: Rudder: Skeleton Assembly (2h 30m)

Day 2: Attach rudder horn to bottom rib; drill and cleco bottom rib to spar; installed rear ribs 2, 3, 4, and the nose rib; drilled bent stip and attached it and the tip rib to the spar. Rudder skeleton fully assembled. 2h 30m

Rudder on the Way

The rudder is on it’s way! Estimated delivery is July 12. Got a lot of prep work to do in the garage before we can get started.

Ordered The Rudder!

Well, I went and did it – I ordered the rudder starter kit from Zenith, along with some of the hand tools that I need to do the assembly. No idea how long it will take to arrive, I’ve had…