2013-03-23: Then the canard has to be level and perpendicular to the fuselage. To level off the canard I used a water leveler made of a clear hose filled with blue-tinted water to easier see the water in the hose.
2013-03-23: Instead of temporarily mounting the upper firewall I just put a straight wood-stick between the longerons. I marked the center-point. This will be used to measure the distance from the canard-tips to the aft centerpoint to assure the canard is absolutely perpendicular to the fuselage.
2013-03-23: The gap between F22 and the canard is filled with flox. I covered the canard with thin plastic before I filled the gap with flox. This will make an absolutely perfect junction between F22 and the canard.
2013-03-25: When the flox between F22 and the canard is cured and sanded smooth, I put flox between the lift-tabs and F22 to fill the gap. First I covered the canard and lift-tab with clear packaging tape to avoid the flox to stick to either. I didn’t need to shim any of the lift-tabs. The flox between the lift-tab and F22 gives a very smooth base for the lift-tab.
2013-03-26: Made the alignment-tabs out of 1/4″ plywood. Since I will use the alternate method to mount the alignment-pins as described in the FAQ I drilled a 3/8″ hole in the doubler (behind the alignment-tab) where the tube for the long AN3-bolt will be floxed. The alignment-tabs are glued to the canard with 30min epoxy.