January 16, 2017A few modifications that were going to do the ailerons sales include adding a reinforcement strip on both the inboard and outboard section that will allow us to place a large area head aluminum pop rivet to hold the ailerons skins in place and properly tensioned. We are going to run the zipper straight out and then tuck it underneath the other side of the skin before riveting in place.
At the outboard section we are going to add some reinforcing material and then add some tabs that will allow us to Velcro the tip skins together. This should allow us to tension the fabric to an even greater degree and allow for some slight distortion as a result of the washout at the tip of the aileron.
January 14, 2017
The aileron sail covers arrived in the afternoon mail.
Because these are simply a trial run on the digital templates, We didn't know what color would show up. In addition the Velcro gap seals for the leading edge of the aileron were not installed.
When we built the aileron we didn't coordinate with Gary for which side of the aircraft we would start with. There is a slight difference in the left to right ailerons. The inboard 3 ribs of the aileron has wash-in, and the outboard rib has wash-out. The only difference in the covering is the positioning of the zipper. The zipper could go either up or down but just for aesthetic purposes we always place the zipper on the lower portion of the aileron so it's not visible. Ironically the sample template that Gary made was the same side as the dummy aileron that we made.