Back in the shop finally!

It has been a trying and sometimes painful 14 months since I put the airplane project on hold.  But, I’m finally working on the airplane again.  I’d started on the horizontal stab front spar last week.  The spar halves were the HS-602 parts that originally came with Kit#80566 (1998).  They were not the pre-punched style.  And, in trimming the flanges back the 4 7/16″ from centerline, I made a mistake by cutting through the relief notch on one side at the bend line.  So, after a little research I saw that the newer HS-702 HS front spar halves are pre-punched and come with the flanges already trimmed back to the bend line.  At $20 apiece, they are an easy replacement that come with a little time-saving feature- money well spent!

Old HS-602 front spar halves with bend lines marked.

Old HS-602 front spar halves with bend lines marked.

New HS-702 spar halves clecoed with HS-810 and HS-814.

New HS-702 spar halves clecoed with HS-810 and HS-814.

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