Dimpling and priming rudder


This last weekend we brought out the Monster (DRD2 dimpler) and carefully dimpled the skins and stiffeners for the rudder. The rudder skin is really thin (0.016″), so we had to dimple gingerly. No issues, fortunately.

After dimpling we brought all the parts home, along with the compressor, for another round of priming using the super-awesome AZCO. I mixed up just enough primer to paint everything.

Next up is back riveting the stiffeners to the rudder skins, then moving on to the rudder “skeleton”, which includes the giant lead counterweight (think big fishing line weight), and the challenging trailing edge and curling the leading edge.

About Michael Carter

Programmer, Pilot/Builder and Amateur Radio enthusiast living in the Bay Area of California.
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