Follow up question.
After talking with Van's I made a tapered shim so the horizontal stab is now laterally parallel with the wing spar. Because the shim ended up with about a .100" delta between the thick and the thin side, I made the thin side less than the stock .125" in an effort to retain as close as possible the same angle of incidence. The instructions say the incidence is correct when the stab chord line is level with the upper longerons and to use the tooling holes in the ribs to get the chord line. The question is, how do I use the tooling holes to get the chord line? I have been looking at this for about 30 minutes trying to come up with a good way to do it aside from just eyeballing it.
Side note. I had wifi installed in my hangar today and I am finally able to actually search and post while working instead of stopping and going home. This is my first post using the new abilities.Little victories.
RV-8 with the Showplanes Fastback conversion
Emp completed except for glass work
Wings completed except for bottom skin and glass work