May 31th & June 1st, 13h
I riveted both left and right aileron stiffeners. It went very smoothly by using back riveting and the results look very good.
Then, I bent both the left and right aileron skins using the same bending tool I fabricated for the empennage. The bent met all the specs and aileron skin fit pretty nicely with the back spar.
Afterward, I moved ahead with prepping the skeleton:
- fabricating the reinforcement plates
- Match drilling and deburring reinforcement plates
- Match drilling and deburring the aileron brackets. These took quite a while to drill and deburr since the material is pretty tick and the access for deburring was not great. In order to drill #12 holes, I stepped up slowly from #40, so it took many iterations. Then I had to use a small file to deburr the inside of the brackets. The results look good
- Priming the parts.
- Riveting the reinforcement plates to the back spar and the platenuts.
Getting close to putting the ailerons together.