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Old 04-18-2021, 05:14 PM
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Default R-1011 Rudder fairing

I'm using Ziptips for my lighting system, so I was thinking about modifying my rudder fairing to remove area for the tail light. I was planning to just cut out the area where marked and fill with glass and epoxy. I can't find any good pictures of the tail that shows that somebody else has done this, but if you can think of a good reason not to do this, let me know.
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Old 04-18-2021, 11:43 PM
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Seems like a nice clean-up thing to do and exactly what I am planning.

It should lighten up the rudder, and actually shift the rudder balance slightly forward as well (assuming you don’t go hog-wild with the fiberglass job)
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Old 04-23-2021, 07:11 AM
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I did this.
Some pictures on this post: https://www.airplane.build/2021/02/e...d-filling.html - that doesn't include everything, but it's pretty much only missing the finishing. Here are some later pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/p88CGJpKA9yLb5zf8
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:49 PM
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Default Finished lower rudder fairing

I finally finished my lower rudder fairing. Pretty happy with the results. As an added bonus, it's about one ounce lighter than when I started.

Lower Rudder Fairing
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