I was busy on the weekend at the Northwest Aviation Conference helping sell Raffle Tickets for the Charity Airplane Raffle that my Flying Club, Puget Sound Flyers, is holding to raffle off a refurbished Cessna 150 Airplane to fund scholarships for kids that survived cancer.
While at the conference I also briefly met up with a member of the Sling Builders Facebook group, who is considering building a Sling 2 in Sequim. We were talking all things Sling for a while and I look forward to have another Sling builder nearby soon.
I also attended some talks and got to say hi to Jason Miller, who’s a CFII and has a great YouTube channel with training tips about The Finer Points of flying.
Now back to the building part. When I riveted the ribs and spars of the Horizontal Stabilizer a few days ago, I was short a couple of the 4.0mm rivets. In order to finish the part, I took some from the Elevator hardware bag.
Today I reviewed the rest of the steps for the Horizontal Stabilizer and realized I need a whole lot more of them to actually finish riveting the Skin onto the Horizontal Stabilizer. I also need some sealant to put between the Stabilizer Plate and the skin, which I know Matthew posted on his blog when he did the part, so I re-read his post and noticed that he was actually also missing a bunch of the 4.0mm rivets, so it looks like the factory may be short when they put together that bag, I’ll let them know tomorrow.
I did finish up the wiring that will connect to the elevator trim. This gave me the chance to make use of the step drill bits I bought. I used my digital caliper to translate the metric instructions (9.5mm) to the closest fractional inches (3/8th) to enlarge some holes for the rubber grommets.
After that I installing some flexible grommet edging I bought as spare as the kit was missing that since it was shipped based on Revision 0, which didn’t include that part. I’ll have to see if there were any other parts that were added in Revision 1 after my kit was put together.