Starting on the Vertical Stabilizer

Yesterday I began work on the vertical stabilizer. Every time I start a new assembly on the RV-7 I am amazed at this matched hole technology. Every hole is precisely where it needs to be and everything just fits. This is so much easier than my RV-4 was. I was able to flute the ribs, cleco the skeleton, cleco on the skin, and final drill all holes to size in just a few hours. This is something that would have taken me at least two days on the RV-4. Below is the end result of the first work session on the vertical stabilizer.

vertical stabilizer

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