VT-16 Orlik: installing the rudder

The rudder is now installed in the fuselage. Georg kindly prepared a balsa plate, with a coat of carbon on each side, in which the hinges (3 (bottom) and 2mm (middle and top) epoxy plate) were glued. After sanding everything into shape, the whole “cassette”, including 16mm balsa separators between the baseplate and rudder, was then glued into the tailfin (before inserting I used a syringe to apply slightly thickened epoxy just a bit before the location of the carbon coated baseplate). I clamped two bits of wood to the side of the tailplane to ensure a straight and tight fit. After allowing the epoxy to cure the rudder was sanded into its final shape, also to allow sufficient throw to each side.