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'closing off' aileron ends.


MikeD

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Hi folks,

 

A very quick question about 'closing off' aileron ends. As you will know, the ailerons are cut out of the wing, leaving exposed foam on the ends!

 

Now, the question is:

 

Do you recess the foam and fill with flox and filler or do you glass over the exposed ends?

 

Getting a nice neat edge with glassing over is quite difficult, filling with flox and filler adds weight... so what is the preferred method?

 

 

MikeD

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Hi folks,

 

A very quick question about 'closing off' aileron ends. As you will know, the ailerons are cut out of the wing, leaving exposed foam on the ends!

 

Now, the question is:

 

Do you recess the foam and fill with flox and filler or do you glass over the exposed ends?

 

Getting a nice neat edge with glassing over is quite difficult, filling with flox and filler adds weight... so what is the preferred method?

 

 

MikeD

The ends have the foam recessed about 1/2" with a micro fillet and glassed so there is a glass to glass edge on all sides. this forms a rib on the ends. you should check the plans for the dimensions and number of plys.

Evolultion Eze RG -a two place side by side-200 Knots on 200 HP. A&P / pilot for over 30 years

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Lynn,

 

Thanks very much for the info. I will read up on the plans and get it done. I must say that I have read the plans several times for this section but didn't find the info, obviously not looking hard enough:irked: .

 

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