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Well, as much as anything is finished before final assembly.
I drilled the 5/64" holes in the outer hinge pins, assembled the centre hinge point (bloody hard to cut a 2.5mm length of 1/4" tube for the bushing!) - got it all together and swinging freely.
Only thing really left to do is source some sheetmetal screws and put an inspection hatch over the hole in the bottom skin where the trim servo is.
I sat the whole assembly upside-down and wiped the lower surfaces with some turps to remove all the bits of glued-on tape residue, before taking some pics.
Pretty happy with the trim travel, but might adjust so that I get more down than up (ie more elevator UP force than down). It's about even at the moment.
It's nice to sit back after a component is complete and enjoy a FIGJAM moment. I'm just impressed with the plans for this plane - how it's possible for a rank amateur with no previous sheet metal experience to make a couple of components, 2.2m long, with 3 hinge points - and have them meet up correctly! Well done, Chris Heintz.