Originally Posted by rlebaron
So I am in the process of sanding down the fuselage-actually starting to look good- pictures to come. I am planning to sand around the tail and leave the horizontal stabilizer attachment flat- like on the full size jet. My question is what angle of attack should I have? The stab will not be adjustable. It's not the most pressing matter right now as I am not attaching them yet but for sanding purposes it would be nice. Input from all of you pros?
My Personal opinion Sir would be to leave the Main Stabilizer itself at a Level Horizontal angle of attack with no plus or minus leave it level with the fuselage, the reason I would do this is simple if you where to add a n"negative" angle of attack with the stab pointing down your 747 will always want to climb, and if you have a positive angle of attack with the stab pointing up she'll always want to dive.
But I'm sure everyone here on RCG has their own thoughts on this so I would not base your decision on one opinion Sir.