There are 2 nut plates at the back of the fuselage that interfere with the vertical stab spar. The manual specified that they be installed before chapter 11, but I decided to remove them for the following steps. I'll have to check with Van's to see what to do about the interference problem.
I drilled holes and installed the horizontal stabilizer and the v-stab forward mounting plate.
I set the rod ends to the specified distances and hung the assembly on the tail. Beginning to look like an airplane instead of a canoe!!!