Began aileron assembly
July 26, 2011 – I have cleaned, alodined, and primed the aileron parts.
The first step in assembly is to rivet the nose ribs to the counterbalance pipes.
I then attached the doubler plates to the spars by installing a nutplate at the outboard end and rivets where necessary.
The leading edge skin then gets clecoed into place:
…and the ribs get riveted to the spar:
The UPPER skin fasteners are installed. The lower fasteners are left out to allow room for riveting along the spar.
I realized that I hadn’t dimpled the spar fastener holes in the aft skins, so I did that.
I built a holder to support the ailerons for riveting. I just cut blocks of 2×6 and 2×4, and attached them to my table, then put a screw through the spar into the 2×6 on each end. Notice the lower skin left open in order to allow access to the inside of the spar for riveting.