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Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:25 AM
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How do you make ailerons from flat stock?


I Know this is a simple thing but what is a good way to make ailerons from flat stock?

Any help will be appreciated.

Rick
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:52 AM
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Razor plane and sandpaper Rick
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:01 AM
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Pay attention, cuz this is complomicated


Take the flat stock you have mount a chevy small block on the front of it. Add 4 wheels, brakes, a gas tank, steering wheel and a nice comfy seat. Now hop on and drive to Hobby People or the closest hobby shop. Walk to the balsa wood rack. Carefully check every piece of aileron stock for a nice light, straight one. Walk to the check out, pay your $3 and then drive home! Viola!

Or you could just use a big flat sanding block with some 60 grit taped to it!
Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:08 AM
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LMFriggin'O

Too bad I can never find a straight one and, I could pay for 50 of 'em with the time I spend on sanding them out.
Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:18 AM
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true grit


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LMFriggin'O

Too bad I can never find a straight one and, I could pay for 50 of 'em with the time I spend on sanding them out.

Dude you need to buy some heavier grit paper if it taking you that long
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:19 AM
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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:20 AM
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Pay attention, cuz this is complomicated
Bravo, TFLG! That was one of the funniest posts I've read in a long, long time.

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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:25 AM
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Yea Yea No Chevys here
Its just hard to get straight stock here.

But the 60 grit sounds good.
Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:26 AM
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Mind you since the Mrs bought the belt sanderfor me Ive found it does it all including my nails

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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:35 AM
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Have you shot an Aileron into the wall yet?

It's amazing how a 1 ounce piece of balsa wood can be shot right through 3/8" drywall by a belt sander. And you should see what they will do to a glass fuse if your not carefull

I wish I could find that picture!

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Old Nov 01, 2005, 01:39 AM
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No T not yet but I usually aim it out the back door and yell fire in the hole when I start to sand even the dog run for cover
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P.S. I've seen a C size oxy bottle take off across the floor and out through the side of the hanger
Old Nov 01, 2005, 07:07 AM
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TE / aileron stock will not always do the trick. Some sections vary from semi symetrical at the root to symetrical at the tip, in effect giving a little wash out. Such an aileron needs to be razor planned / sanded from thicker sheet removing material from both the bottom and top surface plus the possibility of a taper in aileron width, to follow the intended wing section.
The joy of scratch building for some! It's easier to build the whole wing, including aileron in foam and to cut the aileron out and then face the LE of the aileron and TE of the wing for strength and hinging after removing an equivalent width of foam.
Be grateful for ARTF, they usually do it better!
Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:29 PM
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mmmmm M3 CLS? very very nice car, carbon roof, seats, hood, lip and 30 more hp under the hood and 300 lbs. lighter, what more could you want!!!


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Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:33 PM
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Pay attention, cuz this is complomicated


Take the flat stock you have mount a chevy small block on the front of it. Add 4 wheels, brakes, a gas tank, steering wheel and a nice comfy seat. Now hop on and drive to Hobby People or the closest hobby shop. Walk to the balsa wood rack. Carefully check every piece of aileron stock for a nice light, straight one. Walk to the check out, pay your $3 and then drive home! Viola!

Or you could just use a big flat sanding block with some 60 grit taped to it!
ROTLMAO!!!!!

Sounds like you just needed to go to bed there Brian! LOL!!! You Engineers are SO silly!
Old Nov 01, 2005, 12:45 PM
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SteveW

Since I bought this "power plane" I've forgotten where my razor plane is at...much quicker and far more precise..plus you don't have to study the grain first like you should with a razor plane.

HTH

Steve


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