2.7.7 Balancing the Ailerons

This is really a preliminary balancing. Once the aileron are painted they need to be balanced again. Balancing them literally means running a thin steel wire through the hinges (replacing the hinge pins) and then hanging it from a fixture. Once the aileron is level I then need to check to see if it’s leaning toward the aft end a few degrees. If it is, and both ailerons match within a degree or so, then we’re good to go.

Aileron Balancing (1)

Crude, but effective method for checking the balance of the ailerons!

The ailerons are now finished. That means it’s time to move on to the rudders. The process is similar - cut out the rudders from the winglets, add hinges and away we go, more or less! That process starts here!

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