Empennage

Rudder 07-07

Marking & trimming the TE piece to length. That Trailing Edge!! Various other people have deviated from the suggested Van’s method to ensure a straight trailing edge. Namely to cleco the trailing edge to a…


Rudder 07-02 to 07-06

Used the bandsaw to seperate the stiffeners, then the vixen file to straighten the cuts, then the Scotchbrite Wheel to smooth. Deburring Spar Vixen file again for the spar edges to remove the little saw…



Vertical Stabiliser Priming

There are many different ways to prime, and I found deciding which way to go hard. So many different opinions and reasoned arguments. I was very tempted by the “water borne” primers for obvious health…


Vertical Stabiliser 06-04

Everything clecoed together, final drilled and a few holes match drilled. Skin Fit around LE Trimmed a small amount off the rib LE’s and rounded them as per manual to ensure the skin would fit…



Empennage Inventory

  The kit arrives with 8 sheets of parts to check all present & correct. Vans gives you 30 days to check for omissions, but everything needs to be checked. Thank goodness rivets do not need…


Empennage Kit Arrives!

Arrived on August 22nd on the back of a FEDEX lorry, 20 days after ordering. I had ordered the Empennage Kit on August 2nd, 2017… big moment! Added the Vans Practice Project-1 to the order…