Right Aileron Covering

Right Aileron Covering
Today was a good covering day, so that’s what I did. The first step, as with the other primed control surfaces, was to wet-sand the outer surfaces to smooth the paint. Then I carefully cleaned off two years (at least) worth of dust and spider webs.

Clean Aileron

Clean Aileron


Next I applied reinforcing tape to the rivet heads, and precoated the leading edge skin with a layer of polybrush.
Reinforcing Tape and LE precoat

Reinforcing Tape and LE precoat


Then I adhered the fabric and shrank it, eventually to 350 degrees.
Shrunk Fabric

Shrunk Fabric


Then I brushed the first coat of polybrush.
First coat of Polybrush

First coat of Polybrush


That was all the time that I had today, so tomorrow I’ll pick up with the stitching and taping. It seems like one control surface is almost a day’s worth of work now that I’ve done a few.

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Hours Logged This Session: 3.5
Total Hours: 1883.75