Horizontal Stab Improvements

There is a technical bulletin out on the horizontal stabilizer on the Cruzer.

Mine is still removable so the fix is fairly simple. After several frustrating attempts to get the parts from Zenith I just bought what I needed to do the fixes myself from Aircraft Spruce. (Arg).

Took off the tail…

Next is a hinge extension.

And then finally I need to make a skin doubler for the front. I bought a 4×4 sheet and will make it out of this. I needed and excuse to have a little scrap left over for some cover plates anyway.

Customized tools

I forgot some holes in a very tight spot. Had to take a stubby drill bit and cut it to the shortest length I could manage and still make it turn in my right angle attachment on my drill.

I love it when hacks work out!