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Lower Aileron IV
11/6/2005

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Planing until flush...

The lower 1/16 Mahogany Ply was block planed flush with the leading edge. You need a darn sharp plane for this, due to the T-88 that oozed out of the join.

The upper skin is a little more difficult! How I decided to do this was first glue the skin to the leading edge only. I stapled the skin on using a small strip of scrap as a buffer.

After curing, the scrap can be levered off, leaving the staples proud - this gave me plenty of leverage to remove them using pliers and a thin sheet of metal to avoid marring the skin.


Top skins stapled and glued in position...
Top skins stapled and glued in position...
The staples are left proud for easy removal...
The staples are left proud for easy removal...


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