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« on: September 27, 2009, 10:02:42 PM »

I will be covering my ON28 very soon. Beginner's question--do I cover only the upper surface of the stab, and one side of the fin, or both surfaces?

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 10:45:18 PM »

Both surfaces of each.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2009, 09:48:50 AM »

Bill, Keep the tail light as you can. Now is the time to think about giving it a tail tilt when you mount it on the fuse. Looking from the back, right stab up for right hand glide. What I do not know is how much is enough? A 1/16 or 1/8 ? Somebody can advise us. I think it is better then dead weight on wing tip.

good luck, you will enjoy.
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2009, 12:15:21 AM »

Thanks, guys.

The tail should be light, if I can do a decent job covering. I weighed all the sticks, and the lightest (possibly partly smallest cross-section) pieces went into the tail.

I'm going to assemble it as 'square' as I can, then seeing what it wants to do, figure out how I want to trim, rather than putting in stab tilt now. Maybe the wrong approach, but I figure my skills are lacking enough that the plane may not go straight anyway.

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