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Task: Started mounting the empennage
I spent a little time researching and reading the instructions
to get an idea of how the emp gets mounted. It appears to be
pretty straight forward, however there are some crucial measurements
to be made. I started by making the F-792 shims. The are simply
shims that get placed under the front spar of the horizontal
I first leveled the fuselage to ensure all measurements are
square. Since we recently mounted the wings, the fuse was already
pretty square on its stand, so it didn't take long.
After placing a 3/16" block under the rear spar, I clamped
it to the vertical bars coming up from the rear-deck.
This is the right side view from under the tail. I was concerned
because the inboard portion of the horizontal stab is resting
on the rear deck. I'll have to use my Dremel to trim some of
the skin away. I e-mailed Van's this picture and they said this
issue happens on a lot of QB fuse kits.