Sunday, September 1, 2013

installing the ailerons

Today we installed the ailerons.  This ended up being a tricky job.  They are suspended by two pins through a bracket on the wing struts.  Jay designed and built these little wings for the pusher using old photos of the original plane.  It took several men to get the bolts to fit.  we also had to drill out the holes and then carefully place a castle nut on the ends.  One more week left.
Kelly drills out the holes on the aileron.

A drill is used on the inner bracket.

Two men hold the aileron in place.

But it takes more hands and eyes to guide the pins in place.

Bill tightens water hoses before the radiator is tested.

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