Horizontal Stab Improvements

There is a technical bulletin out on the horizontal stabilizer on the Cruzer.

Mine is still removable so the fix is fairly simple. After several frustrating attempts to get the parts from Zenith I just bought what I needed to do the fixes myself from Aircraft Spruce. (Arg).

Took off the tail…

Next is a hinge extension.

And then finally I need to make a skin doubler for the front. I bought a 4×4 sheet and will make it out of this. I needed and excuse to have a little scrap left over for some cover plates anyway.

Customized tools

I forgot some holes in a very tight spot. Had to take a stubby drill bit and cut it to the shortest length I could manage and still make it turn in my right angle attachment on my drill.

I love it when hacks work out!

More misc

It’s Memorial Day weekend and it’s “finish these 5 things that no one would ever notice. But I’m here at the airport putting one foot in front of the other.

Stole this idea from the internet. Noggin protection.

Access panels

Very happy with the access panel work today. Adding two on the side channels where the flaperon controls go, and two in the baggage floor.

Dremel tools are so useful!

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Seat pans

In my mind, these would take a few minutes. They took hours. They didn’t quite fit and it was very difficult to cleco and rivet in the control channel. My back is protesting now.

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