Horizontal Stabilizer Skinned

I thought it would be fun to have my friend Archie help rivet the stabilizer skins.  I got all the holes deburred and ready for riveting and had him come over one evening.  He ended up riveting most of the right stabilizer.  We had a good time with him telling some of his experiences aboard the USS Dunlap during WWII.

Attaching the hinges to the elevators and stabilizers and getting everything to line up seemed scary, but I was careful and everything worked out as perfectly as I could hope for.  Having it assembled and laid out on my 4’x8′ workbench really gives me an appreciation for how big this is (even if it is a small plane).

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