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Install the Tail Section

1. Insert the carbon wing tube into the outer wing tube in the fuselage and center it left and right. Slide the wing panels onto the tube and tighten them down using the included wing bolts.

2.Lightly sand the inside of the stabilizer slot in the fuselage with 220 grit sandpaper and clean it with denatured alcohol. Temporarily install the horizontal stabilizer into the stab slot and center it right and left. Stand back 5-6 ft [1.5–1.8m] and view the model from behind. Confirm that the stab and wings are parallel. If not, sand the slot as necessary until they are parallel. A weight can also be placed on the high side to bring the stab parallel with the wings.

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3. Confirm that the stab is still centered left and right. Measure from the wing tips to the stab tips and make those distances equal. Use a felt-tip pen to trace around the fuselage onto the stabilizer.

4. Carefully cut the covering 1/16" [1.6mm] inside the lines you drew and remove the covering. Use a sharp hobby knife and take care to only cut through the covering and not into the wood beneath. Use denatured alcohol to wipe away the lines you drew (or use CA debonder). See the following Expert Tip for an alternative method for removing covering.

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