Rudder Work

Did some work on the lower rudder parts, thought it was great and then noticed that two of the holes were not far enough from the aluminum edges… one of the fabrications was cut using the assumption that the holes put in place by Van’s Aircraft were a guideline as with the previous work on rudder stiffeners.  Turns out the cut should have been cut on the outer tangent of the piece… makes no sense why they’d do that but I had to order a new part, should be here in a few days.  Also, need to fabricate another part because the trimming/fitting put the hole within two diameters.  Spent three hours building stands for the rudder, horizontal and vertical tails so I can store these pieces.  Also, taped over all holes to ensure the mud dobbers don’t build a nest in the pieces.

6 hours.

About the Author

For brevity, here's the intro I use for my keynotes and workshops: Bob has a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering, from Iowa State University. He attended the University of Tennessee, where he finished a Masters as well as PhD coursework in Astronautical Engineering, in only ten months. He has used that education as a fighter pilot, a professor at the US Air Force Academy, and in the business world. As a fighter pilot he won "Top Gun" awards in the F-111, AT-38 and F-16 while flying in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Bob served in the corporate environment in positions ranging from sales, to strategy, to CEO. He's worked with the CIA, the White House, civilian and government sectors, groups in the medical arena to include medical societies and MGMA groups, chambers of commerce, and, generally, organizations small and large. Bob is an author, speaker, sought after executive coach and the President of 9g Enterprises… a group of high achievers who provide surveys, workshops, coaching and keynotes.