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Chapter 12 Canard Installation

Started 04/17/2005 finished 05/01/2005 Hours worked this chapter :16 hours complete

Test fit of the canard sanding the fuselage to get the correct angle of attack.

I decided to make my tabs out of plywood, I know some have used Clark foam but I liked the idea of wood.

Here you can see the tab and tab pad on F22 which I had to build up with 6 layer to get the canard square with the fuselage. The aluminum is there as a spacer for the build up after final fitting. As some other builders did I removed some foam in this area and used flox to fill. I this way I can still do some dialing in later on during finishing. The F22 bushing will be installed in Chap. 13 during the nose build.

With the flox pad still green I set the canard in place until cure, this makes for a perfect fit with no gaps.

Here you can see the finish tab and the angle I had to sand into the elevator to have it clear the fuselage as call out for in the book. I did not finish the end of the elevator because I wanted to wait until finishing, where the build up of Super Fill may require some additional sanding.Glassing the fuselage under the canard location. The Hard points at each end are for the rudder puddles as they are the hanging type.

Added the ice guards.

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