The spar doublers are riveted in place. I
won't rivet the hinge brackets until I fir
the rudder and position the hinge.
I've had this one and off about 10 times
today trimming little by little the bottom.
Next step is to fit the rudder, drill the
hinge, rivet the vert stab together, and
then start fitting the front stab piece.
Oh, and I still have to prime the inside
of the skin!
The rudder is temp fit to adjust where to
drill the holes in the hinge.
There's a trade off in fitting the rudder-I
want the bottom of the rudder to continue
the upward flow of the fuselage (meaning I
want the bottom forward part of the rudder
to be even with the bottom of the aft part
of the fuse.
To make the bottom even, the gap up top is
larger than I'd like. If I move the rudder
down to close the gap, then the bottom of
the rudder starts to get lower than the
If you look at the pic two above this
one, from the ground you really can't notice
the gap so I think it's more important to
have the bottom line up.
I have lined up the forward part of the
rudder tip even with the front of the stab,
and then drilled the plastic tip to the
This is why on
10nov15 I recommended you stop and wait
to drill the plastic tip until you have the
vert stab to help position it.