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Zenith 750 Cruzer Today I'm working on getting the rudder stops made. The rudder has to travel 20 degrees to each side.

I drew two lines at 20 degrees on a piece of cardboard and centered it under the plane pretty much just as shown on the HomeBuildHelp video.


Zenith 750 Cruzer The angle bracket is centered on a rivet and the tie down loop. All I had to do was place the line on the cardboard directly under the angle.
Zenith 750 Cruzer Taped to the aft edge of the rudder is a wire so I know where the edge is located.

Looking forward, this lets me set the 20 degrees to the right.


Zenith 750 Cruzer And just rotating the cardboard lets me set the 20 degrees to the left.
Zenith 750 Cruzer Where the two points come together must be located right at the hinge line of the rudder.
Zenith 750 Cruzer The left side rudder stop is mounted with two more holes yet to drill.
Zenith 750 Cruzer Here I am making the right side rudder stop.
Zenith 750 Cruzer Once they were both done, I was able to finish riveting the back end. I decided not to rivet on the rudder stops because if they are painted, then every time the rudder hits the stop, it will chip the paint.

So I will paint the airplane without them installed, and then buff and polish the rudder stops and rivet them on unpainted. They should look like chrome.

Now I need to run the rudder cables and rivet on the exit fairings.