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Most people start by building the tail.

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The first finished piece--the horizontal stabilizer.

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The VS is similar to building half the HS. In many ways, it would be better built before the HS as practice.

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Both skins clecoed onto the skeleton of the HS.

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Here the rudder is test fit to the VS.

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On the 6, the elevator skins are 0.016". They are supported with stiffeners. The wafer-thin skins are well supported after the stiffeners are added.

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The trim tab is shown. The electric motor mounts in the elevator.

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This photo shows the brace for the left elevator. The trim tab is hinged on this brace and fits in the notch shown.