Now that I’ve prepared the Rudder parts with primer for the mating surfaces, it’s time for more riveting. I laid out all the parts and got to work assembling the Rudder structure.
The strengthening plate is thicker and needed a bit more attention to deburr both the big center hole using my straight double edge deburr tool as well as the riveting holes. Most of the other holes were prepped well by the factory after checking them by running my finger over them.
After everything looked good, I finished putting together the structure of the spar and all the ribs and lined up everything with lots of clecos.
And then it was time for another episode of riveting.
I still have to buy the tail anti collision light that will go on top of the Rudder. I’m planning to get the Aveo Posistrobe MiniMax and then I’ll finish up putting on the skin.
Since I am planning on installing a VOR/LOC/GS antenna, I will run the wire for both the antenna, as well as the strobe light in one go through the Vertical Stabilizer as the instructions suggest.