Elevator and Trim Tab Construction

During this period, my web page updating became got kind of...well, cancelled.  Too many things going on
to even work on the elevator consistently, let alone do a web page for each step.

Current time spent after finishing the elevators is around 155 hours of my own time, and
12 hours of other people's time.

The elevator wasn't too bad to work on, it just had a bunch of parts.  The disappointing thing is seeing the dings you can make
for each mistake made.  Hopefully with a little filler and work during painting time everything will look real good.  To prevent
problems during building, I think the best advice is to go slow and thoroughly think about the physics behind each pound when you grab the rivet gun.  If you don't have that gun centered over the spar, or matierial underneath and it starts to hammer a little off-center, it's gonna leave a ding.  Things like that can really get to you when it starts out looking so good, but then you ding it.  All in all though, it's looking pretty nice, and there is a good collection of finished parts growing in my basement.  Tailcone starts next, and I think I've changed my mind and decided to assemble the tailcone and other parts when done.  It'll be cool to have a big huge piece done.

Here are some photos in chronological order of the Elevator construction.

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