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 To install the tail, it is required that the aircraft level from front to rear and from side to side.  

You might notice that I am cutting some stabilizer attachment brackets with a cutting disk.  The front brackets are made with 4130 steel instead of 6061-T6 aluminum because I could not respect the minimum edge distance of 13mm.  Chris Heintz verbally approved this modification.

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Elevator stops:

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Taking advantage of a beautiful day...

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I initially used a laser level to align the rudder with the center line of the aircraft.  Then, when the laser was not available, I used a nylon line for the same purpose.

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Strobe and position light wiring is attached to a rib inside the rudder.  The wires are protected by a plastic cover, pieces of shrink tubing and electrical tape wrapping.

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I reinforced the elevator horn as I noticed some bending when working on the cable.

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