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Builder:
  Jim Novak
Location:
  Dallas, TX - USA
Aircraft:
  RV-8
Total Build Hours:
  1685
Web Site:
  http://www.mykitlog.com/izzybear/

Date:  07-15-2018
Number of Hours:  2.50
Short Description:  VS Fiberglass tip work

I wanted to finish up the vertical stabilizer so that I could disassemble the empennage and get some more room in the shop. I sure like the looks of it on, but it does take a lot of room.

So, in looking at the mal-fit of the VS fiberglass top - I decided that It would be easier to rotate the tip on the front rivets and drop the aft end down and re-fit it - then to try and add fiberglass/flox to the underside of the upper tip and shave down the outside to fit. I will need to feather in the transition, but again, that will be easier fiberglass work.

So first I angled the aft end down and re-drilled the rivet holes, then I drew the new horizontal lines where the VS aluminum flange meets the FG tip - then took the tip off and lined up some tape perpendicular to the flange line and drew a sharpie line. Then I sanded back to the new sharpie line. I also decided to sand down to the horizontal tip line to get a new relief so that the tip would fit flush as designed. It worked out well and I was able to sand a new relief using the dremel with the small sanding drum.

It's not a perfect fit, but much, much better.




initial "new" fit





check fit after new vertical and horizontal line





post sanding

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