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Old 04-22-2018, 09:21 PM
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Thanks to a skilled builder, Tom Delaney, another completion. With his able assistance the project took us 14 hours only because of me tromping around. But as they say time flys when you are having fun.

All tips in this thread were useful. We stacked some boxes and cushions on two HF rolling carts and lashed the HS down to work on it, turned it over and same. Then slid it back into place and one person pushed up a 1/2 inch and forward, and the other used a modified/tapered bolt to align the hole and pulled it out with the other guy holding it up from below and the bolt with a little jiggle went in easily on both sides. Only knocked one washer loose but used a washer wrench on it rather than start over glueing..saw evidence where previous owners used some kind of thin looking masking tape to afix the washers. I think the idea is to push the bolts through the taped washers and leave it lay. I guess it worked and so did the super glue unless they get knocked around during reassembly/alignment. Then again maybe the tape would take a knocking better? Not sure.

Other than lucking out with a skilled assistant and this great web site with all the tips, I can’t image anything to add except ENJOY this little confidence building project.

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Old 04-26-2018, 09:35 PM
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Thanks Joeri, it"s on order
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:39 PM
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I have had some success putting a magnet on the bolt head after partial insertion and getting the washer to stay put on the bolt shank. This job needs all the tricks!
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Old 04-28-2018, 02:19 AM
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Yes, thanks for the pic, Joeri. It's on the projects-to-make-before-I-start-on-SB list.
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Old 05-03-2018, 12:16 PM
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I installed the stabilator today. After glueing the washers with super glue I embedded the washers with epoxy. No problem with knocking off the washers. Still took some time to insert the bolts.
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I did not want the HS-01231C on top of the skin of the Stabilator.
I am doing a vinyl wrap and I have all CS4-X Rivets to keep the vinyl as flat as possible.

This is not a recommendation

Also this is not a cracked Spar repair.



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Old 05-19-2018, 08:44 AM
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I did not want the HS-01231C on top of the skin of the Stabilator.
I am doing a vinyl wrap and I have all CS4-X Rivets to keep the vinyl as flat as possible.

This is not a recommendation

Also this is not a cracked Spar repair.



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The full sized doubler was not designed specifically to a repair stabilators that were found to have cracks.
It was specifically designed based on doing an FEA (finite element analysis using a computer model), and analyzing the loads seen in the hinge joint / fwd spar.

My recommendation to other builders is that they install the parts as designed.
There will be no problem applying vinyl over the doubler (if that is your plan) after some experience is gained working with the wrap material.
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