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Finishing Trim Tab

May 29, 2011

The new hinge material arrived.  I was able to get it drilled and seated correctly.  The riveting was a little bit tricky.  The loops on the hinge make it a challange to squeeze.  Fortunately my rivet set kit came with a flat set that is about 3/8″ high.  I have never used it, so it took a little getting used to.  Make sure you put the hinge wire in the hinge too.  I found out the hard way that just a slight bump is all it takes to knock one of those loops out of whack.

Emp-Elevator-Trim Tab Done

It moves! Can I fly it now?!

I know it doesn’t look like much, but this is the first moving part on my plane!  I think its pretty darn cool.

Underside detail

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