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Modeling Empennage Details

After the previous post I decided to simplify the empennage fairing. Originally I created it from two separate objects: the fin fairing and the tailplane fairing, split across their fillet. 701 more words


Modeling the Empennage (3)

I started the vertical tailplane of the SBD by forming its root airfoil (Figure 35‑1). I had no description nor a direct photo of the airfoil used here. 535 more words


Section 7 (Rudder) Compete

Wow – two parts complete now (hundreds more to go).  I’ve got the Vertical Stabilizer and Rudder all finished.  It was fun and frustrating all at the same time.   25 more words


Rudder - Trailing & Leading Edges

December 6, 2015

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday and today trying to get some work done on the rudder.  The two parts that I have been dreading the most: riveting the trailing edge, getting a nice smooth/straight edge as well as curving/bending the leading edge of the rudder. 90 more words


Rudder problem, pilot actions led to AirAsia crash that killed 162

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Houston, we have a problem ...

In this stage of the build the rudder connection fits nicely.

Before closing of the rudder connection compartment I did a final check at mounting possibilities of the tiller ….. 177 more words


VS & Rudder- Primed!

November 22, 2015

Today was the first time I’ve ever used an air sprayer to paint anything.  I think it went OK.  The primer is not even – but that’s OK.   87 more words

Vertical Stabilizer