In the meantime I got a chance to get back to the RV-10 yesterday. I started working on the trailing edge of the rudder and was able to get it riveted with better than expected results. I used the 3M double sided tape to hold the AEX wedge in place as recommended by Vans but there was a slight wave in the unfinished product. I decided to go buy a 1/2" stainless steel bar that was long enough to fit the entire trailing edge. I then clamped the rudder to that bar (after putting in my rivets and tape) and then proceeded to rivet the edge together. As you can see in the picture it came out great!
I also started on the leading edge roll process but wasn't able to finish that completely.
|This is as far as I got with the leading edge of the rudder. Should be able to finish it up this week and move on to the horizontal stabilizer.|