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.
I again used the NAS1149FN416P washers after match drilling the holes.
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!
Again the little washers proved their worth whilst countersinking.
A nice easy job setting the CS4-4’s : )
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.
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.