Tonight was one of those nights when some exciting stuff happens. As you will see below I took the first steps in getting the horizontal stabilizer installed. I had to fit the elevators first and that took some time drilling some pivot points and the holes where the elevator push rod will connect. Anyway see the pictures below.
|One of the holes I had to drill was through the bearing you see in the picture. To protect the bearing I had to make a bushing that fit the 1/4inch hole yet had a hole big enough to drill through. I don't have any bushings so I was stumped until I remembered that I have some left over 1/4 inch tubing. So, I cut a small piece and cleaned it up enough that it slid nicely into the hole. Worked like a charm!|
|Here is the Horizontal Stabilizer with the left elevator attached. This is what I was working on most of the evening...drilling holes, adjusting the fit, and other little tasks.|
|Here it is! The Horizontal Stabilizer is clamped to the fuselage for the first time!|
|Another view. wow, there is still a lot of work to do on the tail!|