Started ailerons

June 15, 2011 – I started the ailerons by cutting the raw stock for the stiffeners. The ailerons are constructed pretty much like the elevators; with stiffeners and a spar with ribs on each end.

Here’s the never-ending pile of stiffeners after they were cut from the raw angle:

I used snips to cut the angles on each one, then I sanded the edges. The pieces are roughly shaped. After they are match-drilled to the skins, I’ll polish the edges and deburr.

I clecoed the stiffeners to the skins for drilling.

Time: 2:20

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