For final assembly and riveting of the rudder, is the rudder nose skin tucked back under the rudder rear skin or laid over top of the edge of the rudder rear skin. The latter seems more aerodynamic. However, I've seen it done both ways in pictures, even in pictures from the factory rudder class.

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Chris,

I'm building a 650 not a stol but typically leading edge skins lay over the top of trailing edge skins. Your right it is more aerodynamic although many times this is reversed for initial drilling of the leading edge skins. Best wait for a stol builder to comment but I would bet this is the same.
I just finished my rudder and I tucked the nose skin under the rear skin for the initial fitting and drilling. Afterwards, I overlaid the rear skin when I did the riveting. I'm building a 750.

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