|Empennage (page 15)
|Stabilizer clamped to table and elevator clamped to stab with critical gap distance (1 15/16")
manintained by three blocks and wingtip forms. Note block at bottom of picture. You can
see the port trim tab hinge plates - this will be the operational tab. The other will be fixed,
but will be included for authenticity as the original Spitfire had tabs on both elevators.
|Edge laminate loosely clamped
around wingtip contour.
|Wingtip clamping block with loosely
clamped edge laminate in place.
|The tail assembly in the photos is clamped to the
table upside down - so my references to port
and starboard sides may seem backwards.