. .One of the weak spots in tail is the horizontal braces. I designed a new set of braces and installed them on N28797.
The braces were bonded in with Hysol 9330 after completely stripping and alodining the aft fuselage.
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In the Beginning:
Ready to alodine:
Fitting the new braces:
After bonding:
Painted assembly:
Finished :
Three shots of really AFU horizontal braces.
After it's all clean, now it's time to alodine the surface.
The braces were trial fitted for a 0.020 inch clearance to the surface.
Cleand and straight bondlines.
The empennage was etched, primed, and painted with Imron.  Painting in the corners was fun.
Here it is, ready to close up.