Here is the tail with
the fins all mounted. The horizontal fins have two carbon fiber
rods passing completely through the fuselage for strength. The
Navigation lights and tail strobe (Xenon) are all mounted, functional,
Below, you can see the Align Torque
Tube (with an end modified by Brian's lathe), and the cables from the
Navigation lights, Strobe, and tail servo (Futaba BLS 251).
Using West System 24 hour Epoxy, West
System filler, fiberglass and carbon, the tail is attached to the rest
of the fuselage. Here we see it after it has set, and all the
"positioning" tape has been removed.
I temporarily mounted the mechanics
and Fenestron fan for this picture, just so I could get an idea what
this will eventually look like.