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Starting Final Assembly of Rudder

Over the last couple of days I managed to get a few things done with the rudder. With the priming fiasco out of the way, the stiffeners were back-riveted to the skins. Back-riveting is the bomb compared to shooting the rivets. I’m going to try and do as much back-riveting as possible, as most builders do I guess. It just looks so much cleaner.

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Also finished prosealing the trailing edge. This was not as bad as I thought it would be. Makes me feel a little more comfortable about doing the fuel tanks even though I know that is a little more involved. I plan on using the method outlined on Tim’s site. As you can see I have everything but the kitchen sink thrown on top of the trailing edge to weight it down against the workbench. Hopefully that will keep it mostly straight.

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