ELEVATOR. Torque Tube Fuselage Opening #1


To mark the center of the elevator torque tube holes, I placed the canard in position and ran a piece of piano wire through the elevator hinge arms until it touched the fuselage. I then marked and drilled the pilot hole and enlarged it as necessary with the help of a piece of PVC tube I had around to ensure proper size and alignment. I then drew the shape of the section I wanted to remain attached to the canard to allow its removal with the torque tubes.

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