Starting the alignment to permanently mount the stab
Didn’t take nearly enough pictures today so I will have to rectify that on the next trip to the hangar
Chipping away at the mountain
I decided in the month of September to have a goal of getting all of the flight controls finished and maybe even rigged.
So today is elevator horn work
Somehow have not felt motivated even a little bit to work on the plane the last 8 weeks or so. I promised myself that this project would be something I wouldn’t feel guilty about, so just keeping everyone updated about it.
I’ve been doing a lot of miles hiking so it’s not like I’m sitting on the couch. The Zenith project will resume when it resumes. Or maybe I’ll sell it. We’ll see.
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.
Lot’s of 20 minutes here, 20 minutes there this week.
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!