JayW Posted February 1 Author Share Posted February 1 (edited) 18 hours ago, wingman777 said: Wow love the finished product of the vertical stab/rudder!! Great work!! 4 hours ago, Jim Barry said: That said, it's an awesome rudder! You guys are not making it any easier when I try to decide whether or not to remake the rudder! Your comments are well received here; thanks. Truthfully as soon as I finished it, I knew that it left something to be desired. That was evident when I first posted on it. Too rough, and the trailing edge is just too blunt. At a considerable risk to the tissue covering, I went to work sanding the edges and thinning the trailing edge as much as I dared, and it looks better now. But only an incremental improvement. Got a lukewarm reception initially by OBG whose opinions I value. And I think he'd still like to see a new one, which I get. I think he thinks I have a great model going here, and wants to see it stay that way. And lastly, I made a mistake with the rudder skin's tab cutout - the gap between the tab leading edge and the rudder is supposed to be more covered than it is. It's fixable, and I will probably try, but it will look like a fix I am afraid. Which strengthens the argument to just do it over. I only hesitate because the rudder looks awfully cool from a few feet away (it really does), and it was just a SOB to build. I am going to stay on course for now. After the elevators are done, it's back to the wheel well, and also h/stab skinning - not sure which order. All with the intent to join the aft fuselage halves so that final skinning can commence (including the feared fillet fairings and tail cone) and ultimately join the aft fuselage to the forward fuselage. Don't need the rudder for any of that. So plenty of time to mull over the decision. Edited February 1 by JayW Oldbaldguy, easixpedro and daHeld 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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