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Old 06-10-2017, 09:55 AM
RandyAB RandyAB is offline
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Originally Posted by WrightsRV7 View Post
I measured using the spar or spar rivet line and the edge of the horn rib with a simple L-square, this should be 90 deg when the elevator is fit onto the horz stabilizer (down the road). What I found was that I should have rechecked my fluting job on the two ribs that riveted together, this helps define that 90 deg angle as well as the skin your clecoing to those ribs. It is amazing what clecos can do to pull a skin, sometimes this is good, sometimes it can not be so positive. I think as you go along, with fluting ribs and clecoing you will notice that when you get the fluting right, the clecoing is effortless, and that sometimes you struggle a bit more to get it tem all set. This comes from that ever so small non-linear line of holes in the flutted rib, the skin holes are flawless of course in alignment. Have fun as you build, what a great project the 10 is!!
Hi Michael.

It's funny that you posted this now. Yesterday I removed the horn and fluted the two horn ribs as you said so that the holes were in line. What a difference it made for the fit as you said. It squared everything up nice (I measured as you described). Up to this point I was a little apprehensive about fluting but it really is quite simple and satisfying, and it made a huge difference.

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