In the last weeks I prepared all the horizontal stabilizer parts, match-drilled the ribs and front spar, and then finally got the skins set up into the cradles and started mounting the parts in them, including the stringers.
|Skins with the front spar, ribs and stringers|
I got plenty of help, both from my wife and from a visiting friend:
|♫ I'll fly high with a little help from my friends ♫|
(I did install the Sonos in the garage, so now I get music while working)
|Setup to bend the inboard spars by exactly 9°|
|Front spar + ribs assembled and drilled|
|Cradles for the stabilizer skins|
|♫ Skins in the craddle and the silver spoon ... ♫|
|Ribs mounted into the skin|
|Front spar and ribs mounted into the skin|
|Stringers mounted into the skin and ribs|
Next steps are to finish clecoing all the parts to the skin, adding the rear spar assembly and final-drilling all the skin holes.
Total horizontal stabilizer time: 39.9h
Time lapse (some camera angles turned out to not be very good):