Attaching aileron to wing

Big day today, attaching the ailerons to the wings. Covering the gab between wing and aileron, and marking the exact position for the bits of leather covering the holes were the cables come through the surface.

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I am very VERY pleased with it.

Below, now just covering the gab at the bottom and glue-ing on the leather, and some fabric over that, so they are nicely “hidden”.

But as with everything all of that takes time. Have to finish the other wing tomorrow.Β But yes looks very good, after ironing the glue-ed on bits of fabric !!!!!!!

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Ailerons almost done

Getting close to finishing the ailerons (right). So you might think that its almost done, but spend all of Sunday (see tomorrow) attaching them to the wings and not completely finished yet.

Below, Rutger is making a stand for the wings to go in. Worked out very well when all done πŸ™‚

Its upside down here, and will have carpet in it when finished.

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YES

YES I did it.

Both wings are done. Very happy with the result. I will hang the wings on the fuselage this coming weekend, so I can glue the leather patches covering the openings for the steel cables.

This will be an amazing stage. Hope there isn’t to much wind as that could stop me (unless I place it straight into the wind I suppose).Β At the same time I will be able to glue some fabric into the gab between the wing and the aileron, to finish it all of !

Ironing tape

Phhh, ironed the tape on the rivets at the bottom of this wing.
Now doing the tape on leading and trailing edges. Got myself a new roll of Ceconite 102, 4″ wide tape for that. Positioned it and glued the centre to the tubes, ready for folding and glue-ing down the edges tomorrow

More finishing tape

Glued all the finishing tape on the bottom of the wing over the rivets. All GOOD !

I did buy a new roll of Ceconite 102, 2″ wide finishing tape, as I didn’t have enough supplied with the kit. It looked a bit “stiffer” and noticed immediately that the glue doesn’t easily go through when I brushed it on. So for the new tape I apply some glue on the wing/rivets first, then apply glue to tape, let dry a bit (or not) and put in place. Works OK in the end but its just different. Good thing is that you hardly need to wipe the tape after you put it on.
So I wonder what tape I got with the kit…..

Was just reading about the different Ceconite types. There is:

  • Ceconite 101, stamped, the heavy weight fabric.
  • Ceconite 102, stamped, medium weight fabric.
  • Ceconite Light, unstamped, used for non certified ultra lights.

The last one must be the type supplied with the kit.

Tomorrow the final tape around the perimeter: Leading / trailing edge, wing tip and wing root.