Empennage Attach


Fin & Rudder Attach 11-08 to 09

It was a quick job to bolt on the fin, since the sternpost holes had already been match drilled in an earlier step. Nicely Rigged! Out of interest (since there would be nothing to do…


Attaching Tailplane 11-05 to 06

Quite enjoyable this part, since you can convince yourself that you’ve nearly built an aeroplane. Hmmm … : ) The front attach holes have already been drilled ages ago in a previous step, but happily…



Horn Drilling 11-03 & 04

Having carefully set up the elevators the next job is drilling the horn pivot holes with a #30 drill bit. Having clamped the elevator mass balances to align with the tailplane, the horns are clamped…


A twist in the tale!

I decided to see how true the elevators turned out, with a view to deciding how to play the elevator horn drilling. Another Stanley tool, a Fatmax SCL Laser Level, proved very good at telling…


11-02 Attaching Elevators

Having finished the aft fuselage, I’ve been taking advantage of the better weather and doing some flying! My Fuselage & Wings shipment is due to arrive on Friday 1st June, and I’d like to get…