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Old Yesterday, 12:02 PM   #121
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You've still got me beat by a T-18 and most of a Kitfox, John. I doubt I'll catch up to your plane count by the time I catch up in age.
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Old Yesterday, 06:12 PM   #122
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Nice job of the HS tip shaping. And yes, 7 hours attaching fabric to the HS is the same as me. And the elevator and rudder take about the same. You'll have to get creative around the base of the rudder. I know others have filled this area and done various adaptions, but I went with just fabric covering. Seemed to work out ok. But your progress is amazing. Do you do a Graveyard shift as well ??!!
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Old Yesterday, 07:09 PM   #123
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Brian, I am really kicking myself for not being proactive and doing all the rigging before covering. It was a definitely a mistake I didn't really think of but I know I won't have fun doing that now that it's covered...
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Old Today, 07:27 AM   #124
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It probably won't be that bad Josh. If you need to trim that rib, it should be pretty accessible through the tail access cover. The more challenging part will be accessing the rod ends to adjust them. I wouldn't worry about it though. You'll be fine.
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Old Today, 09:50 AM   #125
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I trimmed that rib on mine after cover; it was very doable.

The elevator push rod rod ends adjustment are no problem either, PROVIDED you put one of those round access covers on the belly right under the swing arm in the tail cone. You will be glad you did in years to come at every annual when you need to inspect and lube these joints.
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