Build Log RV-12

Vertical Stabilizer

Today was the first actual build day.  Since everybody in the group is still learning some of the building trades it was decided that we should all work on the vertical stabilizer for a while before starting separate components.

All parts were gathered and we each took a piece to debur and file all the rough edges.  Before long the pieces were really coming together.

Since we only had a few hours for this build time there was no way it was getting finished.  However but the end of the evening we had the complete skeleton filed, match drilled, deburred and riveted together.  We then temporarily checked the fit of the outer skin and left the rest for our next build day.

Was very cool to see it come together.  Utilizing the pop rivets sure does make things go much quicker.