July 27, 2008

I glued the elevator leading edge ribs and capstrip at the same time. I had a process to do this, starting with marking where the ribs go on the capstrips and laying those out to glue upside down first, followed immediately by flipping the whole thing over onto the elevator spar to clamp down.

I had the glue on the elevator ready before I started putting things together so I could do it all quickly. While clamping things down, I made sure the ribs were perpendicular to the spar.

I also went over to a friends house to shave down the balance weight arms a bit. I'll have to wait for the elevator leading edge assembly is dry before checking to make sure the trimming worked.

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