Our tail has worked out well, but as mentioned in an earlier post, an unequal loading (more on one side than the other) produced more movement of the tail than we wanted. Even though the FAA doesn’t talk about these types of loads, our composite guys have some time so while the engine is going through its testing, they are working to take the tail off the boom and build in some stiffeners to take out the motion we saw earlier. In this image, Ronald Forseth is assisting Joel Joachims in separating the tail from the boom so it is easier to do this work.
THE TALE OF A SWITCHBLADE TAIL – August 25, 2021
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