The project included the original Model 110 tail feathers, complete with the original woodwork. Of course, all of the woodwork needed to be replaced, but it was handy to have it as a guided and for patterns. Not many people know that the Model 110’s had a jackscrew to raise and lower the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer for elevator trim. Notice in the picture how the front stabilizer struts enter the fuselage with vertical slots cut into the fabric.
The trailing edge of the stabilizer pivots on the attach bolt. The front center of the stabilizer attached to a jackscrew. Notice the fairing on top of the fuselage, in front of the vertical fin. This fairing pivots on a hinge as the leading edge of the stabilizer moves up/down. Total up/down travel seems to be between 1.25 and 1.50 inch as measured on NC12350, NC533W, NC18629 and NC16842.
Horizontal stabilizer wood going together with a good view of the spruce ribs and the basswood covering. On the left, you can just see how the balsa wood was notched to provide a smooth transition to the thin 1/16″ thick basswood sheet.
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