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In order for the bottom portion to fit some surgery need to be done. My leading edge close out was too bulbous. What I did was to cut out the bottom left section of the close-out and bond a three-bid flange on so I can re-bond from the inside. It essentially moves it in 1/4". I used a straight edge to create the flange and clecos and flox to reposition and bond back in. For building back out or for adding I am using foam strips bonded on with micro. I will sand and glass over with two-bid light-weight glass. It's not hard at all and my son Patrick helped. I'm hoping to build my own Pitts with him and Nicholas some day.

Also, the paper diagram for cutting hinge holes is inaccurate and you may as well throw it away. I used my hinges as references and cut to fit for travel and bolt access. I'm utilizing rods to get the rudder on and off and it makes the work easier.



















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