I need to add that I inspected the work on my vertical stabilizer and found it safe for operation so I started the task of riveting it closed.
Sunday morning I decided it was time to create some type of priming apparatus that would allow me to prime both side of a part and keep it up off of my bench. You can see the results in the photo's below. It seems to work great so far. After the priming it was time to get busy putting the VS back together and riveting it. That went pretty good until about 3 pm at which time my air compressor seized up and would not restart. So, off to home depot I went to purchase a new air compressor. I'm not that sad about the whole thing since this allowed me to buy an oiled compressor with a belt drive that is MUCH quieter than my previous compressor. Pretty much the rest of the evening was then taken up with some much neglected tasks such as getting an oil change in the car and putting in a new timer switch for the front porch light.
Anyway, this week I won't get to do much work on the airplane so don't expect any updates until next Thursday and even then I may not get time to work until this time next week! Why is life interfering with my hobbies!?!
|Laying the rudder skin stiffeners out for trimming. Yes there is a problem here but not many people will be able to see it. :-)
|My new painting rack. High tech to be sure.
|This is as far as I got on the VS before the air compressor seized up on me. That pink string on the top is my way of ensuring that the whole thing doesn't tip over while I am working on it. That would sure ruin a day!
|My new air compressor doing its required 30 minute break in run.
|My work station. If you look at the top of the picture you can see where I hid the horizontal stab after it was completed. You can also see my plans hanging from the garage door track in my home build plans holder.