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Old 10-06-2014, 10:00 PM
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It's strange that mine just fit. We have the same vintage kits I think... Maybe I should lay down there and check how close it is for comparison next time I'm at the airport.
I suppose the glass part is trimmed after pulled from the mold. Maybe inconsistancy it that process?

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Hi Blain
For refrerence what is the distance from the front of the rudder horn to the bottom of the fairing where it rubs on the tailspring
I got 2 3/8"


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Did you not see this before you painted the tail section?
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:58 AM
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Default Rudder stop alignment

It may be an optical illusion but does the rudder stop make the correct contact. Looks to me like the entire rudder is sitting a little low. But really not sure how that could happen.
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The tail spring will flex. If you search the forums you'll find that you need more than static clearance. And find recommendations for the amount.

On mine, I simply cut off and reglassed for ~3/4" clearance.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:20 AM
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Did you not see this before you painted the tail section?
Painted each component separately and as built.

I have to add, I don't remember anything instructing to trim the glass part to fit prior to final assembly. Maybe that is naïve but it looked like it fit correctly as provided. This is the emp kit. 1st time builders don't get all the nuances Vans leaves unaddressed.

I'll know better on my next build...
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:41 AM
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oh sure, now we have the rulers out... sigh. I did't take that picture last night, but here's my clearance. As I remember I just trimmed to the parting line on the parts.

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Old 10-07-2014, 10:08 PM
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Thanks for the pic, Andy.
Maybe I left the parting line, I can't remember. But I have a new plan if I can steer the Demel straight enough. Removing a wedge and glassing back together. Should maintain the lines of the part.
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OK, I've got all the life I can out of this thread. Mod done and installed.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:13 AM
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Good job Blain. Looks like 1/4 inch less was needed
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