Fuselage 
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Threaded insert for the lower rear cabane tacked into position.
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I heated and folded the metal then welded the seam.
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I also welded the side slit to the threaded plug.
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Finished lower cabane.
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Front view with canbnes installed. I am using small chains until I get the engine mount finished.
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Threaded insert for the lower rear cabane tacked into position.
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I heated and folded the metal then welded the seam.
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I also welded the side slit to the threaded plug.
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Finished lower cabane.
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Front view with canbnes installed. I am using small chains until I get the engine mount finished.
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Side view.
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Horizontal stabilizer laid out on the bench. I made a form to bent the leading edge.
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This shows the spring back after the bending.
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I measured the spring back and re-bent the leading edge. It now sprang back perfect. I bent it cold. The next one broke and I bent it filled with sand. Sand made a much better bend.
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The horizontal stabilizer with the .025 sections. I bent the .025 with a Harbor Freights 30" break. This is about the max it will bend.
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Side view.
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Horizontal stabilizer laid out on the bench. I made a form to bent the leading edge.
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This shows the spring back after the bending.
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I measured the spring back and re-bent the leading edge. It now sprang back perfect. I bent it cold. The next one broke and I bent it filled with sand. Sand made a much better bend.
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The horizontal stabilizer with the .025 sections. I bent the .025 with a Harbor Freights 30" break. This is about the max it will bend.
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Horizontal stabilizer
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Finished horizontal stabilizer.
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Just a picture of me working.
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This time I filled it with sand and welded the ends, it bent much better.
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Completed stabalizer
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Horizontal stabilizer
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Finished horizontal stabilizer.
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Just a picture of me working.
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This time I filled it with sand and welded the ends, it bent much better.
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Completed stabalizer
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Just a picture of the fit. I used finishing nails to hold it together before welding.
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Making the hinges. These need to be on the tubes before making the elevators.
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The finished hinges.
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The first attempt at blending the end of the elevator.
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The elevator before welding.
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Just a picture of the fit. I used finishing nails to hold it together before welding.
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Making the hinges. These need to be on the tubes before making the elevators.
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The finished hinges.
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The first attempt at blending the end of the elevator.
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The elevator before welding.
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Another view of the blend.
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Transferring the holes from the elevator hinges to the horizontal stabilizer.
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My Harbor Freights bender. It will just barely bend .025.
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Cutting out the trim tab.
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Finishing the trim tab.
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Another view of the blend.
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Transferring the holes from the elevator hinges to the horizontal stabilizer.
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My Harbor Freights bender. It will just barely bend .025.
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Cutting out the trim tab.
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Finishing the trim tab.
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