Today I spent some time working on the rudder. This is one of the F1 Rocket mods needed to strengthen the standard RV-8 rudder. The mod is to add a beefy aluminum angle which is made from 6061-T6, 1 1/2 inch by 2 inch angle, 0.125 inch thick.
Here is a diagram of the stiffener angle location.
In the picture below I have the piece of angle cut and fitted.
The layout for this isn’t too bad. Just watch your edge distances.
The -3 clecos are in place to temporarily hold everything. These will be drilled out to eventually accept -4 rivets in the final assembly.
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