So this past few weeks have been dedicated to working on the tail. Assembling the horizontal stabilizer, elevators, vertical stabilizer and the rudder and then finishing the fiberglass work that they all have is the theme of the past few weeks.
|The horizontal stabilizer with the elevators installed. It looked so cool I had to take a picture.
|Drilling the horizontal stabilizer hold down bolts. This is the bottom side. You can see the castellated nut I used on the first one to hold it in place while I drilled the second hole (in between the two nuts)
|My mask that I use when I go out in public. In this picture I was in the waiting room as Mariah prepared for her surgery.
|Rudder work complete including the fiberglass and the tail light/strobe mount installed.
|Elevators complete and ready for final assembly. I have them stored above the garage door until its time to take them to the airport.
|Horizontal stabilizer end end cap fiberglass complete!
|Vertical Stabilizer fiberglass complete.
|Right side horizontal stabilizer fiberglass complete.
|This is the intersection fairing. These never seem to fit properly without lots of work. This one wasn't too bad but you can see in this picture the gap that I had to fill/reshape.
|Perspective is odd but this is the front of the intersection fairing looking down. A small gap here that had to be filled and shaped.
|And here it is after a little work. It fits nicely around the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer as well as the leading edge of the vertical stabilizer. The gap you see is because I don't have all holes filled with Cleco's.