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Date:  1-4-2012
Number of Hours:  3.20
Manual Reference:  Section 6
Brief Description:  Deburred Rudder Stiffeners and Skins

I started out the evening planning to dimple the HS skeleton. I got all set up, marked the top of the inboard ribs for the fairing attach holes not to be dimpled. I dimpled one of the HS-404 Nose Ribs, then remembered that I want to get prep and priming done before dimpling.

I decided to pick up where I left off with the rudder stiffeners and skins. I started with the easy part: deburring the stiffeners . I started to debur the skins without strippng the vinyl, but after a couple of holes I notced that the vinyl was interfering with countersink bit. Since it has to be done prior to dimpling anyway, I scored and stripped the vinyl off the rivet lines on the skins. This seemed to be a bit more tedious that the HS and VS skins, probably because of the number of stiffener rivet lines as opposed to the few ribs on the fixed surfaces.

Rivets this session: 0
Rivets total: 6
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Deburring Rudder Stiffeners

Deburring Rudder Stiffeners

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Both Rudder Skin Stiffer Rivet Lines Stripped and Deburred

Both Rudder Skin Stiffer Rivet Lines Stripped and Deburred

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