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Re: Canard Alignment

I too was 1/4 inch out on the pilot side, but rather than use washers, I 
built a pad under the tab using micro glass thus making the bushing area 
heavier and having a perfect mating surface.  Scott indicated that it is 
a common problem and he doesn't worry about the misalignment, but I went 
ahead and aligned my wings.

>From: "Brian K. Michalk" <michalk@awpi.com>
>Subject: Canard Alignment
>To: morgan_rob@hotmail.com
>Date: Tue, 28 Apr 1998 08:56:48 -0500 (CDT)
>This message is being sent from root so I can find
>a bouncing email address.  I've also got something I
>want to talk about.
>I've been mounting my canard, and I've got some
>questions on alignment.
>First, I've found that I need four washers on the
>pilot side lift tab to get the canard aligned with
>the main spar.
>I remember the fuselage is not exactly symmetrical,
>and that one should locate the firewall and canard bulkhead
>perpendicular to the centerline rather than measuring
>to the nose reference hole.  I found out about that
>after I located my bulkheads.
>Anyway, what is the limit with respect to washers?
>should I accept some misalignment and use fewer washers?
>The wing is aligned +-1mm with respect to the nose
>reference point.
>I have a standard elite fixed gear.

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