Fuselage 
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Completed left horizontal stabilizer.
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Trim tab.
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I used a spare spruce cap strip to lay out the bend for the rudder.
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After drawing the curve I made some wood forms.
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I missed getting this water jet cut so I had to make it by hand. I don't want to make this again.
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Completed left horizontal stabilizer.
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Trim tab.
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I used a spare spruce cap strip to lay out the bend for the rudder.
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After drawing the curve I made some wood forms.
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I missed getting this water jet cut so I had to make it by hand. I don't want to make this again.
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A better idea for blending the rudder into the trailing edge.
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with it clamped like this I can heat it and keep it bending the way I want.
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The rudder parts pre installed.
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Creating the ribs for the vertical fin.
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I filled the leading edge of the vertical fin with sand and bent it to follow the line I drew on my table.
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A better idea for blending the rudder into the trailing edge.
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with it clamped like this I can heat it and keep it bending the way I want.
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The rudder parts pre installed.
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Creating the ribs for the vertical fin.
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I filled the leading edge of the vertical fin with sand and bent it to follow the line I drew on my table.
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Getting ready to locate the horizontal stabilizer.
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I made a wooden spacer to locate the front at the right height. At this point I didn't care about the back mount.
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I braced the rear with some angle to keep it square and measured from the center of the first station to each tip. I adjusted the stabilizer until it was in the right place.
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Once it was in the proper location it was welded.
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A little more welding.
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Getting ready to locate the horizontal stabilizer.
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I made a wooden spacer to locate the front at the right height. At this point I didn't care about the back mount.
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I braced the rear with some angle to keep it square and measured from the center of the first station to each tip. I adjusted the stabilizer until it was in the right place.
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Once it was in the proper location it was welded.
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A little more welding.
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Finished support
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Elevator fit
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Top of the vertical fin. The channel will keep the tube from bending back when I tapper it.
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Looking a little rough
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Still needs to be smoothed a bit but the fit is good.
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Finished support
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Elevator fit
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Top of the vertical fin. The channel will keep the tube from bending back when I tapper it.
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Looking a little rough
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Still needs to be smoothed a bit but the fit is good.
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Fin on the bench.
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Testing the fit of the rudder and the vertical fin.
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Drilling the rudder mounting holes.
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Rudder and vertical fin. At this point the vertical fin can rotate on the tail post.
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Welding the vertical fin to the tail post with the proper fin offset.
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Fin on the bench.
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Testing the fit of the rudder and the vertical fin.
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Drilling the rudder mounting holes.
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Rudder and vertical fin. At this point the vertical fin can rotate on the tail post.
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Welding the vertical fin to the tail post with the proper fin offset.
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