We are moving right along on the repair of our aileron, but will need to wait for warmer weather to finish it up. A day of about 70 degrees is required to do the recovering, taping, and painting. We have the tools we need and we will soon order the rest of the materials. Once we are finished, and satisfied with the results, we will document the process. Then we will remove more control surfaces from the aircraft. It is our intention to continue working on the flaps, rudders, etc. inside the hanger while doing outdoor work on the plane this summer. Plenty of help will be needed, so if you have any interest in helping, please contact us. We will put you to work.
George Norsen is preparing to remove one of the trim tabs.
There are TWO trim tabs on the main wing aileron on one side of the aircraft, and only one tab on the other.
Anyone know why?
We set up a small work area in the 1941 hanger to do our work. Note the carpeting on the floor!
This is me removing old covering from a damaged area on the trim tab.
A lot of dent removal and metal bending was necessary. Once all repairs are made, the ailerons will be thoroughly cleaned. Then we recover, prime and paint. Check back to see how this all comes out.