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Rudder

Worked on rudder — 2020-02-21 14:52:26

Beveled rear tips of ribs to receive laminated border. Marked positions of ribs for assembly. Marked position of hardwood blocks for later reference.

0.3 hours, $0.

Glued up rudder spar — 2020-02-16 01:23:56

Glued rudder spar caps to blocks for mounting and tailwheel.

0.3 hours, $0.

Assembled rudder spar jig — 2020-01-29 23:02:15

Made a simple jig to hold rudder spar caps and blocks in place for gluing.

0.3 hours, $0.

Made new rudder spars — 2020-01-25 23:46:44

Wasn't happy with my previous rudder spars, which didn't lay quite straight. Cut and shaped new ones.

1.2 hours, $0.

Finished rudder ribs — 2020-01-08 15:44:12

Finished making rudder ribs.

1.7 hours, $0.

Two more rudder ribs — 2020-01-04 14:54:35

Made two more rudder ribs.

1.0 hours, $0.

Cleaned up rudder rib and made another — 2020-01-03 01:11:01

Routed away excess plywood and filed off excess glue. Glued another rib and cleaned that up too.

0.8 hours, $0.

Tapered rudder spar — 2019-12-31 21:09:38

Cut a taper in the rudder spar caps.

0.4 hours, $0.

Glued up a rudder rib — 2019-12-31 20:34:22

Glued up a rudder rib the American way: under innumerable tiny lead weights.

0.8 hours, $0.

Built rudder rib — 2019-12-24 06:26:52

Built a rudder rib and found that the nails split the cap strips. I'll have to use weights.

0.8 hours, $0.

Made rudder rib jig and cut web plywood — 2019-12-23 03:02:48

Made a dirt-simple jig for the rudder ribs and cut ply into strips for webs.

0.7 hours, $0.

Cut rudder spar caps — 2019-12-22 01:27:23

Ripped, cut, and shaped rudder spar caps.

0.6 hours, $5.


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