12 – Elevator Fairings

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The elevator fairings fitted very nicely after trimming the flanges to the correct width.

They needed very little adjustment to align with the elevator trailing edge … the spanwise alignment is obviously very important. The length can be easily adjusted with a sanding block!

I used some firm foam to pack out the fairings whilst fitting/match drilling to ensure the flanges were pressed against the elevator edges.


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I again used the NAS1149FN416P washers after match drilling the holes.


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I re-checked the counterweight bolt torques … I don’t want them coming loose inside the fairing!

Probably an overkill, but I couldn’t resist a dab of flox mix around the nuts for good measure. In an ideal world these will never be seen again!


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Again the little washers proved their worth whilst countersinking.


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A nice easy job setting the CS4-4’s : )


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 A lot of builders like to leave the join visible, and the quality of the fairing fit would make that pretty easy.

But I’d decided to blend in these joins, so I scuffed a area prior to applying a micro balloon mix.


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And then used our unusually warm sunshine to speed up the resin setting!


The blending job needed a thin layer of lightweight filler to hide the various undulations in the molding, seen here before the final sanding.

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