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1/17/2012

Remove Gussets from Left Aileron

Well, I never did hear back from the designer about the maximum aileron deflection angle, but I saw a reference in the "controls" section of the plans that specified a maximum stick deflection of about 25 degrees. (The plans have the control stops at the stick, rather than at the controls themselves.) Using this information, I decided that I would leave the right aileron alone, and sand the nose rib gussets off the leading edge of the left aileron, which should restore the correct amount of deflection.

Total Time: 1.5 hrs.