This weekend I got in a few hours of work and finished off the tailcone. It was quite a lot of work aligning and measuring the tail wheel mount. It needs to be aligned perfectly so that when I drill vertical stab to the assembly, I meet all the edge distance requirements.
Here is the aft bulkhead riveted on with the rudder stops. I actually had a lot of fun fabricating those parts.
I spent a solid hour cleaning up the shop and putting tools away and vacuuming all the aluminum scrap. I tend to be a bit lazy when it comes to putting my tools away, so I have to do big cleanups every once in a while.
Drilled the holes to #30 per the drawing, but they will be opened up to 1/4″ for the bolts when it’s mounted to the fuselage.
Hopefully I get some time this week to work a bit more, but I’ll play it by ear.