Match drilled Horizontal Stab

Today I finished the assembly on the H-Stab, right side and left sides have been match drilled and are ready for dimpling. 

This was after wrestling the second skin onto the skeleton. 


I then lined up and clamped the center ribs for drilling. These were then removed, deburred and then clecoed in place so that the remaining holes in the spar can be drilled. 

My mom got this shot of me and my helper Cairo. Although she can’t match drill, hold a bucking bar, or really do anything, she always puts a smile on my face. 

This selfie is purely for scale. 

This looks similar to the first one, but the skins and skeleton have all been match drilled. Next step is dimpling and priming. 

Match drilled Horizontal Stab

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