I checked the canard to ensure everything was good with the layup from yesterday. All was good except for the LE foam damage.
I had looked high & low for weeks to find a 130″ long pipe that would work as the TE alignment pipe. I even borrowed a pipe from the Civil Engineers on base, but it wasn’t straight when I checked it out at the house. So I went to Praktiker & bought a 2000 mm (~78-3/4″) and 1500 mm (~59″) 1″ water pipe. I used a 3/4″ threaded connector to help keep the 2 pipe pieces together & straight. I cleaned the pipes with acetone & then Simple Green and then mounted them together.
Before the final mounting of the canard to the original base, I took it out of the garage and flipped it around end-to-end so that I could work on the LE with it at the front edge of the table, facing both the lighting and closest to the epoxy table. Then I spent about 2-1/2 hours using straight edges, string, and a laser level kit to get the canard as perfectly aligned as possible. I had about a 0.15 inch drop at each end, so I shimmied the each end support strut with a couple of stirring sticks, which seemed to do the trick.