My Wooden Airplane
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1/29/2011 - 2/7/2011

Fin Skins, Top Fairing Block

I glued and sanded the fin "skins" or gusset strips. I also glued and sanded
the balsa fairing block on top of the fin. This completes the new fin!

Below, you can see the new fin in front of the old one. I realize it's hard to see
from this angle, but the main difference between them (besides the forward stab bracket,
of course!) is the distance between the bottom (half) rib and the long one above it.
On the old fin, this distance is about 4 inches. On the new one, it's 6. This will allow
the elevator to have its full travel without coming into contact with the fin.

Total Time: 15.0 hrs.