Bending Metal and Pop Rivets

Happy 4th of July…  Spent 3.5 hours finishing the rudder this morning.  Used 3/4″ pipe, cut into the appropriate links, taped into place and rotated with two vise grips.  Worked well except the center section which for some reason didn’t close up quite right.  Did a second bend and it didn’t do the trick.  So, did double the pop rivets for a better fit in the center section only.  Should be plenty strong, onto the elevator next weekend.

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