The construction of the horizontal stabilizer is very similar to the elevator construction, which we just finished in the last post.
Let's get going. The ribs are glued to the main spar using 2216 adhesive; the "X" cross sections are glued to the ribs using high quality wood glue. The front spar (from 1/2" aluminum tubing) has been given a mild bend to match the sweep angle. The middle ribs have been glued together, along with a small wooden spacer.
|Gluing up the horizontal stabilizer for a Belite ultralight airplane.|
|View from the front of the glue up process.|
|View of bushing tube with wooden washer on top and bottom of "X" brace.|
|Wooden washer and bushing near leading edge.|
|Gluing on the leading edge.|
|Detail of leading edge glue process.|
|Fiberglassing the "X" brace in position.|
That's it. You're done.