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RE: Canard alignment

AL, I remembered your comment about the offcenter reference bolt, so I
remeasured the entire centerline while setting up my lower fuselage at
Lincoln this winter.  I also found a 3/16 to 1/4" shift towards the right.
I've used the new centerline reference point ever since.  It will be
interesting to see if I get the same gap when I finally get to the canard.
Wait five years and I'll let you know.
Bill Schweitzer
San Jose, Ca

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Al Gietzen [SMTP:alventures@email.msn.com]
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 29, 1998 7:44 AM
> To:	reflector
> Subject:	Canard alignment
> Bob wrote: 
> > What is really interesting to me is the fact that we all have this
> "gap."
> Through a series of measurements I made over a year ago, I determined that
> the nose bolt hole was about 3/16 too far toward the pilots side.  This
> was confirmed by the factory; but I guess considered to be within the
> error bars since the mold is not exactly true, and individual shells may
> vary a bit after curing. I did post it to the reflector at that time.  If
> you used the measurment from the hole to the side in placing the
> bulkheads, that difference is most noticeable for the canard bulkhead. 
> Al Gietzen