Rudder construction: 3.3 hours

Match drilled rudder skin to skeleton, deburred holes, and edge finish skin.


Fitted stiffeners to rudder skin: 7.1 hours

Spent the day riveting stiffeners to rudder skin after edge prep and skin priming. The very last rivets at the trailing edge proved to be difficult. I had to redo about six of them. The back rivet technique worked quite well!
Then I bent the trailing edge in the bending brake. Took a while but I managed to slowly massage the skin into position. I have a nice straight tailing edge. My radius might be a tad on the short side, I will have to get another set of eyes on it. No doubt it will function properly when knife edging!