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Old 07-20-2022, 04:23 PM
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Default gap between vertical stabilizer tip and rudder tip

is there any gap to keep between the vertical stabilizer tip and rudder tip?
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Old 07-20-2022, 04:29 PM
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Yes, My -7 was made to swing with a 1.5mm thick cardboard in-between. Vans might specify more.

I put spacers in between with a surface of sandpaper to increase the gap by sanding the correct areas. Then swing and sand. Add spacer and repeat until satisfied.

EDIT - stand by for correction. That is a bit tight.
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Old 07-20-2022, 04:52 PM
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I aimed for 1/4" gap.
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Old 07-20-2022, 05:11 PM
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Yes, My -7 was made to swing with a 1.5mm thick cardboard in-between. Vans might specify more.
I put spacers in between with a surface of sandpaper to increase the gap by sanding the correct areas. Then swing and sand. Add spacer and repeat until satisfied.
1.5mm is less than 1/16". That's going to be pretty tight after paint.
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1.5mm is less than 1/16". That's going to be pretty tight after paint.
Yeah, I might be wrong, that sounds a but small. It has been painted, I will recheck tomorrow and correct my post. Thanks.
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