This section starts off with instructions on how to find the center-line of the canard by marking the distance halfway between the lift tabs, and measuring and marking 90″ outboard of this line to both ends and square off the canard. Although we made these marks while we were in Florida, due to time constraints we left it until we returned to actual cut the ends back. Next it has you trim the canard trailing edge 12 3/8″ back from the leading edge, but fortunately ours was right on. Next we marked positions for the elevator hinges along the bottom surface of the canard and elevators at 23″, 43-1/4″, 64-1/2″, and 85″ (from the canard center-line). Finally we needed to mark the elevator torque tubes 89-5/8″ from the outboard end and cut off the excess length. The elevator itself will be trimmed later when we place the canard on the fuselage.

Trim Elevator and location Hinges

Trim Canard Chord


Posted By: Brett Ferrell
Friday June 14th, 2002 at 6:57 PM

Categories: Elevator to Canard Fit
Tags: Building Canard Elevator Wings

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