Aileron Mock Up
Mainly to test the fitting of the hinges

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Before proceeding to drill holes for the hinges, I decided to build a mock up of the aileron using scrap aluminum.  I had already built an aileron rib last spring.

A suspicion was confirmed that one should bend the aileron skins first before building the aileron ribs to fit.

Note: the small holes drilled for safety wire to retain the hinge pins.  I used copper wire as a temporary measure.  Needless to say, the copper wire will be replaced once I remember where the safety wire was stored!

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