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Old Oct 27, 2008, 11:57 PM
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Ailerons

Ailerons Assembly

Fig 32: Organize the aileron parts so the left and right orientation can be identified. Aileron ribs are numbered 1-7 with 7 being placed at the wing tip. Line up the notches in the aileron leading edge and the bottom aileron sheet. The leading edge should slightly overlap the bottom sheet. Tack glue W2b and W6b in place. Take care to keep the aileron bottom sheet straight and the ribs square to the bottom and leading edge.


Fig 33: Tack glue W3b-W5b to leading edge only. Take care to keep the aileron bottom sheet straight and the ribs square to the bottom and leading edge.


Fig 34: Glue W1b and W7b in place.

Fig 35: Glue plywood control horn in place. Take care to keep the aileron bottom sheet straight and the ribs square to the bottom and leading edge.

Fig 36: (No Glue) Install top aileron sheet. Place a piece of Scotch tape the full length of the aileron on the bottom sheet at the trailing edge. The tape should hang halfway over the edge. Flip the aileron over with the sticky side of the tape up and the control horn hanging over the edge of the table. Use a straight edge tool to pinch the top and bottom sheets together at the trailing edge. Do not apply excessive pressure. The tool should be from the trailing edge. Glue the trailing edge with thin CA. The tape will keep the part from sticking to the work surface. Glue all joints at this time. Glue ribs through holes in top and bottom sheets. Saturate the control horns with thin CA glue.
Block-sand the leading edge so that it is flush with the bottom and top sheet. The angle of the top and bottom sheet should continue on the leading edge.


Fig 37: Glue the end cap in place. Sand the cap flush with the aileron surfaces.
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