<November 29, 2006>

Aileron Drilling

I slept on the ailerons (not literally), and I have decided to order new aileron skins. Why? It's simple, I am just not happy with them and it will drive me nuts for the length of the project if I know there is something I could have done about it. Besides, it is a lot easier and cheaper to replace them now, rather than waiting to discover after riveting that there is a problem and the entire aileron(s) need to be replaced.

I drilled all the aileron rib to spar holes, using a #12 bit where the bolts attach the outboard-aft ribs and hinge brackets to the spars.

After clecoing the leading edge in place I drilled the left leading edge to counterweight using a #30 bit in my electric drill at low speed with high pressure.