It's aircraft ply...it has grain running both ways...and it is epoxied on, not CA'd.
I broke it's back out at the Crusade show when all of us Profilers went up. I half assed fixed it so I could fly down here, then I dorked it in when the engine crapped on me and broke it good. Now it is fixed and I can't wait to get back in the air again.
I gotta figure out why the engine keeps shitting out on me. Fucking needles keep creeping out on me and going rich.
I had an Irvine with that problem... I used a small piece of fuel tubing under the idle needle... You can do the same thing with the main needle, just put a piece of fuel tubing on the outside... Works like a champ!
I just got one from Morris Hobbies and I have found something I don't understand. The cutout for the stab is much longer than the stab is. Why Dat? And why the circle cutout in the middle of that cutout?
Just guessing, Jim, but the stab slot has to allow the elevator to pass thru. You might have to put the elevator thru the fuse, then put the stab thru, and I bet the elevator is longer chord than the stab. I bet the slot is close to the size of the elevator.
The cutout is probably for clearance on the elevator joiner.
You are absolutely right, you have to put the elevator in first. Also found out that circle cutout is for the piece connecting the two elevator halves to sit in so it can rotate. DUH! Man I'm a dumbass sometimes. I did have to enlarge the slot by 1" in length so that it would all line up properly. Worked out nicely.
Before you tore your TopCap in half, where was the CG? The manual that came with mine said 5 3/4 inches back from LE. Got it balanced there but she still seems nose heavy in some maneuvers. Took 3/4 oz of lead on top of fuse at vertical stab to balance but it still seems wrong.