Originally Posted by mturnerb
Not sure when final balancing gets done - haven't gotten that far along yet. Not sure about rudder either. Neither can be balanced until fairings are done and I would assume paint. HS should be easy since the inboard counterweights remain accessible.
I like your idea Turner. I can't think of any issues with your setup, but I would like to hear other opinions with possible disadvantages.
Using your method, it may also be easier to add extra weight if needed by simply using a heavier material (steel) for your "nutplate plate"
Like you, I have not done too much research yet as to balancing elevators and how to accomplish.
However, there was a thread here a while back that did touch on this.