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Stabilizer

Mears Spitfire

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Stab on a shelf

Drill and cleco stab

Drill, drill, drill, drill......

Trial fit stab.

Homemade stab alignment tool

Musta thought it was important when I took it......

Trailing edge 2 1/2 inches above rivit line

Laser light 2 1/2 inches above rivit line at nose

Riviting bottom stab skin

Trial fitting elevators

Trial fitting rudder

Alignment of all.

Routing cable, mounting dampners

Cut out trim tab

Final assembly

Dampners left side

Doin' my dimplin'

Preparing left elevator

Filing rough edges

Trial fit, left elevator

Getting close to finished.

Trial fit of faring

Trimming the fairing

Nice fit

This is the way it looks before body work.

Fill in the gaps with pro bond

Starting to sand

Rough close up.

Getting smoother.

Ready for primer.

Sanding leading edge

and refillin'

Left stab fairing installed

Right stab fairing installed

Ditto

Ditto