One of the downfalls of building an airplane in your garage is the dust and aluminum shavings that seem to get on everything. Well for the 10 I decided to limit that as much as possible so I have partitioned off the smaller bay of the garage with a temporary insulated wall. On that wall I have built a small "paint station" that I can use to spray primer on the parts that need it. The neat part of the new paint station is that I have added a ducted fan to the base of it and am venting the exhaust outside. Hopefully this will keep the overspray dust down a bit better than what I did with the 9.
Anyway, on with some pictures...
|This is the new temporary wall from the larger part of the garage.|
|This little hole in the wall is where the ducted fan exhaust goes through the new temporary wall. I took this picture before I actually built the rest of the paint station.|
|My little vent elbow that I will use to duct the overspray vent outdoors.|
|A look from the garage door end of the room. You can see the door to the new work space here.|
|another shot of the temporary wall and you can see the paint station in the back corner of the room.|
|The rudder just after I finished final drilling all the necessary holes. I had started to remove the cleco's and realized I haven't been taking may pictures so I stopped to "capture the moment"|
|After final drilling of the rudder it was time to disassemble and debur.|
|Countersinking the AEX wedge that connects the two trailing edges of the rudder. I'm using my drill press to make sure the countersinks are perpendicular.|
|Here you can see my "jig" that I created to ensure the wedge was held at the correct angle while I did the countersinking.|
|Another view of the widge jig. The holes are there to give the countersink bit guide pin a place to go below the wedge during the countersinking process.|
|Back to the DRDT2 dimpling tool. Here I'm dimpling the rudder skins. This tool is so much faster and easier than the way I did it on the 9 not to mention the dimples are higher quality and more consistent. Well worth the money I paid for it.|