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VERTICAL STAB RUDDER ANTI-SERVO TAB  STABILATOR TAILCONE EMP ATTACH  EMP FAIRINGS  BUILDERS LOG
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Step 01: Remove the Ribs at each end of the Stabilator

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Step 02: Notch and trim the flange of the Fairing to 15/32"
Step 03: Match drill and cleco as you go.

This is a good time to clean up the casting marks on the faring's.
Step 04: Flute, Dimple, Deburr, Scuff, Clean, and Prime all six ribs in the stabilator Kit.

A Pop Rivet Dimpler works well for the holes that are at the small end of the rib.
Step 05: Countersink the holes in the fairings for the CS4-4 Rivets.
Use the ribs to determine the location of the notches to clear the flutes used to straighten the ribs
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Step 06: The finished Fairing

A 3/4" drum sander works well to add the notches.
Step 07: Test fit the Ribs to the Faring
Step 08: Install the ribs with the rivets to the spars and only the four CS4-4 rivets to the skin

The dimples work well to hold the Ribs in place until you cleco the fairing in place
Step 09: Cleco the fairing in place with all the the holes to insure a nice tight fit to the skin.

Then rivet removing clecos as you go
Step 10: Vans Fairings are very well designed and fit the Stabilator perfectly.

Now the Stabilator looks Finished

The CS4-4 rivets are not difficualt to add and I think it is worth the time.
   
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