Tail trial fit

Here's a few pictures of the tail assembly being trial fitted and checked for accuracy along with full and free movement of elevators and rudder.

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Here the tailplane, fin and rudder have been fitted to the fuselage. Alignment checks using string lines and measurements along with laser levels all work toward high degrees of accuracy. 

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Details shown are of the mounting feet of the fin being bolted to the tailplane spade fittings. Of note is the paper shims used to confirm fit and squareness. 

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Mike demonstrating the the alignment of the elevator trailing edges. Also shown is the fairing in of the tips of both elevators and rudder to their respective parts.