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Task: Finished mounting the empanage!
I was able to finish mounting the emp! The last task was to
drill the two lower AN4 bolt holes on the rear spar of the VS
and then to set the rudder swing by fabricating a rudder stop.
some reason the quickbuilders made the UP elevator stop incorrect
and it sticks out way too far aft. It should only be about 1/8
aft of the rear deck cutout line. So I used an air saw and cut
We also set
all of the rivets on the side skits to longerons.
Now that the side skin to longeron rivets have been set and
the UP elevator stop has been trimmed, we mounted the HS in
place and torqued all of the bolts.
drill block I fabricated for the wing rear spars, I first milled
0.100" off and it fit perfectly between the elevator horns
for drilling. I opened up the hole to an AN3 and installed the
Next we bolted the VS into place and secured the lower AN4 bolt,
two upper AN3 bolts, and the forward spar AN4 bolts.
These two upper AN4 bolts were all that remained. I measured
carefully, checked for edge distance on the tailwheel weldment
Lastly we fitted the rudder into place and trimmed the internal
rudder stop I purchased off of VAF.net for the prescribed 35
degrees sweep. It worked like a charm!