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Thread: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

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    Default Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    The top piece of wood sets under or on top of the two welded tabs on the front of it?
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Harlan - I put mine on top.

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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Thanks Darrell. I wasn't sure if something went there later that mattered.
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Hi Harlan,

    FWIW, I thought it made common sense to mount that on top of the tabs also, even though I believe the diagram in the manual shows it on the bottom. Guess what... my elevator push/pull tube actually slightly touched/rubbed on the back edge of that cutout with full aft stick position. I had to go in after the fact and enlarge the opening to the rear a little. This was after I was through with covering and doing final assembly. It wasn't a real big deal, but I couldn't stand the thought that the tube would be rubbing against the wood there. If I had mounted it as I believe it's shown in the build manual I don't think it would have been a problem. That was my experience anyway. I'm sure I mentioned /documented that previously somewhere on this forum.
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Thanks John very much for that infomation.
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Same experience as John.
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    Also same as John.
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    Default Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
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    Default Re: Vertical stabilizer wood install question.

    I'll be checking my tomorrow. Glad this forum exists!!

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