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Old 10-04-2021, 09:38 AM
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Depends on what your regulating authority will allow since it is not detailed in the build plans.

If you do do it, keep in mind that the stabilator is a balanced control surface.
Adding weight to it in the wrong place is not a good thing.

When just filler is used, cracking in the future is pretty common regardless of what type unless the gap is bridged with fiberglass which is even a worse choice because of the balance issue already mentioned.

Your airplane will be covered with skin lap joints and other types of structural intersections. Once it is painted, I doubt you would ever be bothered by the gap that currently exists.
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