Balancing the Ailerons

Balancing the Ailerons

Aileron balance is critical to avoid flutter, as is the need to for the lower lip (where the main weight is) to be rounded – otherwise it will catch the air when deflected down and create an unpleasant notchy feeling in the controls.  

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Clear Coating Control Surfaces

Clear Coating Control Surfaces

We ran out tonight just long enough to clear coat the ailerons and elevators to kick off the long weekend. I want to get the fuselage back into the hangar on Saturday so we can work on it, so we needed to be done with painting. They look nice, and I’m officially bringing the paint […]

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First Coat of White

First Coat of White

Our top coat is Nason 2k Ful-thane, the factory recommended paint, in “snow white”. Here are a couple of shots of the copilot aileron curing. Jerry is starting to get a feel for it now. By the time we get to paining his plane it should be old hat. Painted Aileron (copilot) note the reflections, […]

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Mounting Aileron Fences

Mounting Aileron Fences

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Rigging of the Roll System

Rigging of the Roll System

The first step of this section is to drill holes in the gear bulkhead and firewall and route the aileron push-pull cables through to the wing roots. This is easier said than done, and I spent the better part of an evening getting these fairly ridgid cables to pass through. Argh. Now that the engine […]

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Attaching Hinge to Aileron

Attaching Hinge to Aileron

Once the aileron was fitted in the opening, the hinges were temporarily attached to the aileron by ‘5 minute’ epoxy. The epoxy was applied to the hinge, and the hinge had sponge rubber foam stuffed behind it, so that when the aileron was braced in place, the rubber pushed the hinge against the aileron while […]

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