Originally Posted by Duhg
I simply want the tip to be shaped as close as possible to the airfoil of the rest of the flying surface and the 2 surfaces flow evenly into each other. In picture 3 the counter balance is at least 1/4" fatter than the VS and the VS isn't symmetrical. I'm guessing the gap is pretty simple to fill or shave since it's the open end of the fiberglass.
If you were trying to get these things lined up would it be easier and more feasible to start over again with fresh parts or manipulate (or mutilate) the current pieces?
I missed the gap issue. Like Dan said, make sure all the surfaces are adjusted to spec or you'll be doing this again. If the parts are not bonded, consider drilling out rivets and removing them. Much easier to work on them and less possibility of damaging an expensive control surface. Might even order some newer gray gell coat parts. They fit better. I had to split some of mine to get the fit I wanted.
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