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03 Sep Lower Rudder Tip 3

This article is continued from here: http://www.rv8.ch/article.php?story=20050902211803283 Here are more pictures of the lower rudder tip. This article continues here: http://www.rv8.ch/article.php/200707281738417...

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01 Sep Elevator ding

Ouch. I'm not happy. My left elevator just fell off a workbench and landed on a can of kerosene, dinging the leading edge. I'm going to see if I can find a metal expert here in...

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18 Aug Elevator balance

I asked Van's about balancing the elevators, and they recommended just putting the counterweights on, and not worrying about balancing it. A bit to heavy is apparently not a problem. Ideally, the elevators would be perfectly balanced. If the...

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23 Oct Right Elevator – 6 hrs

Preparing the right elevator was very similar to the rudder. Cutting stiffners, clecoing parts together, drilling out holes using either #30 or #40 drill bits, deburring, scuffinging, and dimpling all the parts and the skin. I...

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