Rudder and horizontal stabilizer skin priming

With only a few unprimed parts from the rudder, we spent most of Friday priming parts, including all the smaller remaining parts of the rudder (2 tabs, the horn and 3 stiffeners), both rudder skins and both horizontal stabilizer skins.

For the horizontal stabilizer skins, I used my super-advanced method to keep the markings after the PreKote etching - that is, taking pictures then re-marking before applying the primer. The marks were still visible through the primer.

Markings before priming
Faint marking after priming
Now after the primer cures I'll go back to riveting the rudder, including installing the static wicks.

Time lapse:

Total rudder time: 24.6h
Total horizontal stabilizer time: 69.7h

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