Well, I may be more than half-way done with the rudder. Won’t know until it’s all finished. But the grunt work of separating, deburring, assembling, drilling, dimpling, and riveting the core pieces are all complete. It has been about 29 hours so far and it’s been a fulfilling process interrupted by moments of extreme frustration. I’m reaching out to an EAA Tech Counselor to look over my work before closing up the rudder skins. It’s definitely not perfect, but safe and now is a good time to get experienced eyes on it.
This project continues to be a lesson in humility and patience.