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    Default Joe Ruscito's Kitfox S7 Build

    Looking forward a bit in the manual to do some planning... is it advisable to do all control rigging, (elevator, rudder, and flaperons) prior to covering any surface? It seems like a lot of builds the tail is done before cover so Iím wondering if the flaps should be done before covering the wings.

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    Default Re: Joe Ruscito's Kitfox S7 Build

    I didn't do the rigging of the flapperons until nearly last thing. I fealt that I needed the fabric in place and then the flapperon hangers fixed permanently for the rigging to be done.
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    Default Re: Joe Ruscito's Kitfox S7 Build

    I rigged the aileron and flaps all the way to the flaperon mixer before covering. If I remember right there are angles you are able to set on the mixer. This only left connecting the vertical pushrods to the flaperons, setting neutral and checking travels when I installed the flaperons.
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    Default Re: Joe Ruscito's Kitfox S7 Build

    Quote Originally Posted by efwd View Post
    I didn't do the rigging of the flapperons until nearly last thing. I fealt that I needed the fabric in place and then the flapperon hangers fixed permanently for the rigging to be done.
    I was thinking the same but I imagine a full house of clecos would be enough but I think Iíll just wait and rig the mixer only.

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    Default Joe Ruscito's Kitfox S7 Build

    Wing tips are trimmed and flaperon ends shaped and hysoled. My scribe lines were definitely off so I scribed my own. I fit them on the wings and positioned them until I was happy with the position then used this leather tool to scribe a line referenced to the inside edge of the cap strip. Super easy. Highly suggest picking one of these up if youíre working on your wing tips.

    I did find one bubble in the fiberglass that I will need to fill with super-fill.

    Oh and I dropped in the header tank.


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