5 Feb 05 - Chip Chaser, Horizontal Stab Stuff


The day started out with re-familiarizing myself with how to fly airplanes - tough to keep that skill up with this many parts in the garage, but I guess it's got to be done. We were greeted with a georgeous Saturday, so we got to open the door to the shop (garage), so all the neighbors could see that we're nuts.


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Down to business - made this out 0.016 aluminum - seemed pretty flimsy, but it works well - after a extensive playing with it to see how it would work, I was able to get all the chips out from between all the layers of metal.
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We had forgotten to drill the hole for the manual trim when we were at Alexander, so here that is.
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Match drilled holes between the horizontal stab rear spar and F-711C. More about this in a sec.
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Now they've been drilled out all the way and the bolts are in there. Measuring this reveals that it's pretty darn straight, so that's good.

A few observations that may or may not be that interesting:




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