I wrestled with the Empennage fairing for a couple hours toward the latter part of last week. My plan was to get it to a flight ready state, then come back through and clean it up later. Well that is sure what I did.. From my perspective it is unacceptable for long term, but definitely safe and fine for the first few flights. I need to go through and do a lot of fiberglass work on it to make it fit better, but the weather needs to warm up and I might as well do the fairing work when I am doing the wheel pants and the gear leg fairings since they are all fiberglass too.
Here are a few shots. The current fairing puckers between screws and it doesn’t really sit well on the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer. But functional and safe.. yes..