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Powered Aluminum Dragon 28 Apr 2016 23:30 #962

working on horizontal stabilizer...I formed the leading edge using the vacuum method, works well. shown here is 1/2 LE.












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Powered Aluminum Dragon 13 May 2016 01:26 #963

Leading edge 2 halves horizontal stabilizer being spliced.


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Powered Aluminum Dragon 30 May 2016 22:07 #971

Improved rib assembly fixture.

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Powered Aluminum Dragon 12 Jun 2016 02:21 #975

Horizontal stabilizer and elevator. Final finish of the ribs not drilled until line up at this step. That's why all the clamps

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Powered Aluminum Dragon 23 Jun 2016 23:25 #976

Drill Guide, dimple with pop rivet tool

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Powered Aluminum Dragon 28 Jun 2016 16:46 #977

Horizontal Stabilizer done except for fabric. Weight of 4.7 lb. which when added to the weight of the elevator of 3.4 lb = 8.1 lb. The original wood horizontal tail weighed 8 lb. Stay tuned for the load test to limit of 12 #/sq ft.

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