Horizontal Stabilizer

Checking the alignment with a laser level after putting the skin on …
from bothe sides
Alignment check without skin
Conduit for the trim servo cable
Initial testfit of the skin. I realized that both hs-rib-1 in the middle were mounted backwards and had to drill them out. But no problem to reach the rivets and mount the ribs correctly.
HS riveted
parts primed in my paint booth
Set the first clecos
Using my paint booth for the first time
These are the first rivets I set in my life…
Dimple the empennage skins and clean the holes with a 3.3mm drill.
Ready for priming. Not the most interesting work to clean and deburr the parts…
Rattle can primer applied…
Rewarding to set some rivets after all the prep-work.