This is the third part of an article detailing the repair of
due to damage from a screen blowing out of a window and through the plane.
A plug must be made to fit the hole that has been routed in the
stabilizer. I want it to fit as perfectly as possible. Even though I took great care routing the hole in the stabilizer, I knew
that it wasn't a "perfect" circle.
I can make a round plug that is close to perfect, but also kept
in mind that I may need to do additional work on the stabilizer to obtain a
At first I planned to just make a round plug having a square edge It
occurred to me
that I could make the edge of the plug tapered so that the diameter would not be
Basically I would be corking the hole. This is probably an old
wood-worker's trick. If it's not it should be.