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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
I cleaned up the v-stab tip and riveted it in place.
Yesterday I inset the end bulkhead about 1/8 inch and applied a flox fillet to allow internal clearance from the rudder through full throw. Here is the result riveted in place.
Next step didn't involve fiberglass!!!! Here is the fairing that attaches below the horizontal stabilizer. I used a couple boards and clamps to hold the fairing and bent the angles called out in the manual.
The fairing attaches with #6 screws. I slightly broke the lower edge of the fairing to generate a tighter fit.
Here is how those bends transition the fairing from the vertical stab down to the fuselage.