Dimpled horizontal stab and fiberglass tip mounting holes. Epoxied tip caps to tips.
Drilled rivet holes in horizontal stab and match drilled and edge finished parts. Fabricated caps for the tips.
Glassed over the elevator counterweights forming a scarf joint. Next will be micro fill to smooth finish the tips. Laid out fiberglass tip rivet hole positions on horizontal stab.
Glassed in extra counterweight weight then glassed forward edge of tips to counter weight and riveted tips to elevator.
Installed rudder counterweight and match drilled, dimpled, and edge prepped rudder skin and tip.
Dimpled elevator outboard edges and installed backing washers on elevator tips.
Replaced marginal rivets on horizontal stab. Installed elevator horn nutplates for addition of balance weight later on. Then installed elevators and drilled elevator horns. Everything fit and bolted together nicely.
I then pressed on and match drilled, dimpled, and edge prepped the elevator skin and tips.
Two days work 4/10-4/11/14.
Mounted elevators to horizontal stab. Removed horizontal stab skin to achieve proper elevator arm clearance and rough cut fiberglass tips. Everything lined up nice and square with appropriate travel.