I can tell already that this build will take me much longer than the 9 did. Here it is about a week into the build and I still don't have the first piece complete. :-) That's ok, I have lots of things competing with the 10 for my time. For example, I was offered and accepted a new position here in Seattle. I still can't discuss the company but the process has taken a big chunk of my free time. Obviously flying has taken a chunk as well, darn that... ;-)
Speaking of tasks, I got my DRDT2 dimpling tool today. Took a little time to get it set up and I still need to build the supports for it but I'm excited to give it a try. You will see some pictures of it coming up in the next week or so.
That all said here is what I managed to get done so far....
|This is the aft spar for the vertical stabilizer. The RV-10 plans have you starting with the VS instead of the HS. You can see in this picture the doubler and some countersinking that I completed.|
|This would be the forward side of the same spar.|
|The "skeleton" of the VS cleco'd together for final drilling.|
|And finally here it is all cleco'd together and final drilled. Next up, some deburring, dimpling, priming and then finally assembly.|