"Cloudster" Construction Project Session #13
The picture below shows the lay
up of the Cloudster's fin. A thick 3/16" root piece is used to support the
removable fin from the stab.
The fin root was notched out on
each end for 1/8" plywood inserts that were threaded for 2-56 cap screws.
These inserts were glued in place and serve as 2-56 blind nuts in the root
of the fin as shown below.
Then it occurred to me that I
had forgot to drill holes in each of the stab plate for securing the fin in
the stab slot. So these were carefully marked and drilled out on the small
Micro-Mark drill press as shown below.
This picture shows the fin
inserted into the stab slot and secured with the two 2-56 cap screw from a
bottom view of the stab.
The picture below shows the fin
secured to the stab. The center section has yet to be planked.......Tandy
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