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Airbus A320

The following articles present the design and construction of a scratch built semi-scale twin edf Airbus A320. Plans are available in various formats.

Twin edf Airbus A320 - Horizontal stabilizer and elevator


Building the elevator

Horizontal stabilizer and elevator are built like a small wing on the plan.
The airfoil is NACA 0009 at the stabilizer root and NACA 0012 at stabilizer tip.
There is nothing really difficult here. All parts needed are drawn on the plan as the holds needed to position the ribs.


As for the vertical fin I've cut slots in the spars to precisely position the ribs. This technique also strenghtens the whole structure.

The stabilizer is sheeted with 10/10 balsa. the elevator control surfaces are simply covered as the rudder.