Stabilizer Spar

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Before building the stabilizer I want to drill the holes for the elevator hinge so I can ensure the holes line up properly.

After glueing the hinge blocks into the stabilizer I drilled the holes in the blocks through the plywood on the spar.

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Next I clamped the elevator spar and it’s hinge blocks to the stabilizer and drilled the holes through the elevator spar.

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Next I sanded a dowel so it did through the holes easily. This will be used to keep things lines up when I glue the blocks into the elevator spar. I suppose one could glue the elevator spar blocks then drill them. I wanted to drill them glue because it is much easier to replace an improperly drilled block before it is glued in.

Placed a piece of wax paper between the spars and pushed the dowel through.

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Removed the block, mixed up some glue and put the block back in place.

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Clamped the block in place and wiped off all the excess glue that squeezed out.

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Repeated this process for all three blocks then removed the dowels.

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