My Wooden Airplane
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11/9/2014 - 11/11/2014

Wing Anti-Chafe Measures

The final issue discovered during the pre-cover inspection was the potential for chafing in the wing. Although the aileron cables didn't actually touch the wing structure while at rest, it was pointed out that turbulence could cause them to chafe against the wing ribs, so I added some poly tubing around the lower aileron cable. It's oversized (so it shouldn't add any drag), and attached at each end to a wing rib. Also, the drag/anti-drag straps were pretty close to the wing ribs in some areas, so I added some poly tubing to protect those areas, too.

Total Time: 5.5 hrs.