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Started on the VS

It wasn’t the best time to start priming the HS so I thought I’d make a start on the VS instead. First I clecoed the VS doubler to the rear VS spar. Then I clecoed on the hinges in the correct locations. Naturally, this required the Chief Marker and the Chief Supervisor to come and inspect. They brought Harry from down the road. Plenty of supervision on this job. I must try and get Xavier to be in a photo without tongue.

I then match drilled the upper assembly on the lower hinge. The lower assembly on the lower hinge doesn’t get drilled until mating with the fuselage. No dramas encountered. I then picked out the VS ribs. I scraped all of the edges of these parts with the potato peeler (as good a name as any for now). I also managed to edge finish the one and only nose rib.

Build time 1 hr.

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About gstrack

Husband and father of 2. Control & Instrumentation Engineer. Flying nut. Gadget geek.

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