Day 31 – Vertical stabilizer – Making a skeleton

There are a few things that are always satisfying when building. One of those things is the first time you cleco the parts together and make a skeleton that is the shape of the part you are working on. Today, I accomplished that great feeling! I almost achieved that SECOND great feeling (even better) where I attach the skin for the first time as well, but I got nervous that I never radiused the edges of the rib flanges enough, and I was worried I would dent the skin.

Parts laid out

Next time I am in the shop, I will get the ribs finished and get the skin on to see everything together!

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