Rudder kit

Applies to HP-24, HP-26, and HP-27.

Starting with the rudder kit is a great way to get a head start on your HP kit and practice some composite assembly at a bargain price. The rudder kit is a subset of our regular tail kit; if you buy the rudder kit we will subtract its cost and parts from any later order for a tail kit.

The rudder kit contains:

  • Right and left rudder skins (vacuum-molded Kevlar and fiberglass sandwich construction with PVC foam core)
  • Upper and lower rudder hinge saddles
  • Rudder drive bar (connects to rudder cables)
  • Molded lead mass balance counterweight
  • Tuned dipole VHF com antenna kit
  • All hardware
  • Fiberglass cloth and tape
  • Epoxy resin and hardener
  • Bonding paste fillers
  • Assembly drawings and step-by-step instructions

Assembly process

To assemble your rudder, you:

  • Install the rudder counterweight
  • Fabricate and install the dipole radio antenna
  • Install the upper and lower rudder hinge saddles
  • Fabricate the lower rudder hinge drive bellcrank and hinge from aluminum (supplied)
  • Bond the right and left rudder skins together
  • Reinforce the rudder leading edge with one ply of fiberglass (supplied)
  • Reprime and paint the rudder

Preview the main assembly drawing here.

Pricing and Availability

Current rudder kit price is $425 due at time of order; lead time 4 weeks. Email to order.