December 29, 2008

Final aileron priming

Category: Ailerons — Steffen @ 21:04 — Hours: 7.5

Great, great day today. Managed to spend over 7 hours in the shop. All the aileron parts are primed and ready for dimpling and assembly.

First I finished preparing the parts for primer. I remembered to countersink reinforcement plates for the flush rivets.
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After I finished preparing the parts, I took them with me to work and primed them.
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When I got home, I started preparing misc. attachment parts like these spacers. They are cut to lenght from some tubing. I mark the length with my caliper, then cut it with my hacksaw, put it in my accudrill and let it spin against the scotchwheel until it has the exact lenght.
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Next I desided to make the main aileron contol rods. I marked the lengths on the long tube…
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..and cut them to length with my hacksaw. Again I used the scotchwheel to finetrim the ends.
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After marking the hole pattern, I inserted the rodend bushings and matchdrilled them. I marked each end before removing them for deburring.
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Tubes ready for primer.
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