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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:48 PM
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LOL Know what ya mean. The panels turned out nice enough to make up for the ailerons.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 03:48 PM
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The ailerons are rebuilt. Waiting for epoxy to cure on the control horn ply plate. When it's dry I will add the horns and be done with the rebuild.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 05:45 PM
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Let's see: So, 2 mis-built ailerons = 1 "oh ". 2 rebuilt ailerons = 1 "atta-boy". So see, you're even!

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Old Feb 06, 2013, 06:25 PM
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ROTFLMAO
Cool thing is, in the process of redoing I got a better mechanical fit of the C/F control horn. The thing that the rod between the ailerons connect to, whatever it is called
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 07:50 PM
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It's good that you trust us enough to tell us about your mistakes, and how you fixed them..

If I ever make a mistake, I'll give it a try...........lol.

Seriously, I'm loving the build..I only ever built the S-2 Pitts, but I'm right there with you.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Earl, mistakes are a fact of life. And if by sharing I help someone else in their endeavour then it's all good.
Ok! The bottom ailerons are done, except for a final sanding.
QUESTION! Does anyone know what the control throws are. I have set it up at the RC Guys Pitts throw of 1/2" and it seems about right for the wing area along with four ailerons.
On to the top wing! Cross your fingers. LOL
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Top ailerons have been cut out and L/T edge added. When dry I can add the hinges and control horn.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 04:20 PM
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The top wing is done. And the magnets for the cowl came while finishing up the wing. So, onto the cowl mount.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 04:24 PM
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Aileron throws of about 1/2" is a good place to start...If I remember correctly..

When I flew mine, NOTHING rolled fast enough ! I've slowed a little, myself.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:30 PM
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Thank's. I'll set three rates 3/8, 1/2, and 5/8. Hopefully that will give me from mild to wild. Of course low rates for the maiden.
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Old Feb 07, 2013, 05:39 PM
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The cowl block's are made and ready for the magnets. Then installing onto cowl.
I'll get to that tomorrow. I'm calling it a day. Maybe?
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:29 AM
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The magnet's have been epoxied into their block's. I will give them a full 24 hours before finishing up the mount.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:36 PM
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I have been going over this thing double checking and verifying what has been done and what is left to do. And if the cowl works out tomorrow it's ready for a final sanding and covering. And here I sit needing some fabric. It will have to wait for two weeks before I can order some. Going tomorrow to buy the youngest son a vehicle so I'll be a bit down on funds. But the bright side is it will only be two weeks.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:05 PM
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A little time off will rejuvenate you. You've been hard at it for a while.I'd like to recommend looking for a spray can of zinc chromate primer for the aluminum sheets.
I didn't use the correct primer, and years later the paint cracked and peeled back in several places...When getting ready for the repaint, I found corroded places...It probably wouldn't have happened if I had used the "good stuff".

On the other ones, I used 1/32 " plywood....I can deal with wood.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Thank's for the recommendation's Earl. I am useing stits paint so I use the stits primer. The oldest I have with it is three years and still looks as good as day one.
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