Finished rudder

Today I woke up early and got the trailing edge of the rudder riveted and leading edge rolled. It was good to experience this solo because it was a true test of workmanship and luckily I ended up with a straight trailing edge and round leading edge.  

Here you can see that there’s no hook in the trailing edge, it’s not perfectly straight at every rivet, but it’s not hooked. I can try little by little to smooth out the small waves, but it’s not critical. 

And here is the rudder hung on the vertical stab. It was surprisingly hard to fit the bolts into the hinges, not going to be an easy thing to remove if needed later. 

All in all, the 3 hours I spent were well worth t, and glad to knock off another assembly. On to the elevators! 


Finished rudder

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