|Lower Aileron III|
|Pic showing the brace and cleats at the aileron tip.|
The plans state that the ailerons can be made up in 2 or 3 evenings :0| this doesn't seem to be the case for me. Due to the t-88 glue requiring around 24 hours to cure, one has to keep stopping and starting: glue-up a small section, leave to cure until next day, then repeat etc. But finally, I am beginning to see the light - the bottom aileron skins are on! Now they are starting to look like ailerons.
I expected the outer hing nose ribs to be difficult to shape, due to them sitting in the middle of the taper [tip rib to first main outer rib tapers]. This process turned out OK, I simply bridged a 12 inch ruler over the tip rib and the main rib [function:straight edge], and sanded down the hing tip ribs until the ruler stopped 'rocking' on the nose ribs.
The spider looks like an ugly mother'. But I haven't got a clue if it's dangerous or not. If anyone knows, please let me know if I need to be wearing a suit of armour or not.
1/16 mahogany bottom ply skin tacked and clamped. Scrap spruce is great for nailing thru...helps to reduce scarring when extracting the staples.
Building a plane is a solitary affair...but this monster spider seems to want to keep me company...