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Date:  8-20-2012
Number of Hours:  1.00
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Brief Description:  Empennage Fairing 1

While I have the tail out, I might as well do the empennage fairing. So I pulled it out. Turns out you start with the lower gap seals which are a couple of aluminum pieces. I don't a have them. I think they were not in my kit, but it is too late now to expect Vans to provide them for free. I should have done better inventory.

I do have a couple of 3 inch pieces of .032 aluminum left over from the canopy so I'll make the bottom gap covers. My brother Ed traced his on a piece of paper and sent me the paper. This template is a good starting point.

So I had some fun doing aluminum work, making these gap covers.
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Plastic fairing

Plastic fairing

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Making gap covers

Making gap covers

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Here are the gap covers

Here are the gap covers

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