Beginning to assemble the skeleton

Pulled the skins down to start preparing them and the left one had a pretty significant dent in it. I’m not sure if this was from me or from shipping. I’m going to call Vans next week and ask what they think. At this point, I’m thinking that I’ll just order a new one. No sense starting out with a dent.

Trimmed the right rudder skin and deburred the edges using a vixen file and scotch brite wheel. The next steps were to cleco and do some match and final drilling on the counter-weight and top rib to a #12. Disassemble, deburr, check for square flanges, and flute as necessary.

Dimpled the rib for the #10 AN bolt and coutner sunk the weight.