Here the VS has been bolted to the fuselage. Note the plate riveted to the bottom of the front spar using AN470-5 rivets.
I cut off about 1/2" of the bottom of the front spar to provide clearance of the front spar behind the HS-610 angle.
Trim slowly. I think it is good that the front spar ends right at the top of the angle. I primed the plate and riveted
it to the front spar. I was able to fit the drill in between the HS and VS to drill the plate to the HS-614 by using a short
drill bit to drill a pilot hole with the VS in position.
Here is the tail with the rudder hanging in place. The elevators are not yet mounted. The fairing from Van's fits great
right out of the box. The next photo shows that in more detail.