Even with company in town, I managed to get a little time out in the shop. Today, I talked my brother-in-law and nephew into coming out to help.
The tasks today were a bit boring and repetitive… dimpling and priming. There are about 160 dimples in each face of the horizontal stabilizer skins (4 faces). With two people (even if one is a small one), it goes much more quickly than solo. The DRDT-2 dimpler made it easy to get at those inner dimples even on a folded skin like this one.
With that done, we primed the various parts. This was my nephew’s first time using a rattle can. A few reminders about keeping the can upright were needed, but he did a good job.
The next step is to do the thousands (well hundreds) of countersinks on the spars.