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Old Jan 19, 2004, 05:44 PM
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I'll assume you have done a GWS plane before. You know how sloppy the ailerons get after awhile. The aileron control linkage wire thats poked into the aileron eventually gets pretty loose.

What I did was I clipped off 3/8 inch of the clear white tubing that comes with the kit (for the elevator and rudder control wire to slide through) and I glued that into the aileron. I then slid the aileron control wire into that. Now the aileron is very tight with little play.

As far as glassing the ailerons, I trimmed them out before I glassed them. I then folded the fiberglass cloth over the trailing edge of the aileron. The trailing edge of my ailerons on other GWS birds was always getting dinged up so I hope this helps with that.

With those changes my ailerons now deflect evenly across the entire surface of the aileron when you move them.
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