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Colin Leighfield02/07/2019 22:26:16
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Working it out as I go along, you clearly have to! Nothing quick about this.37aa15bf-fbc5-4dd8-bbcc-7ca5167c4284.jpeg

Danny Fenton02/07/2019 23:48:59
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Or you could just follow how we did the ailerons

Looking good though

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield02/07/2019 23:57:36
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I did have a look!

Colin Leighfield08/07/2019 17:46:35
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After correcting the usual mistakes along the way, here is the port aileron. Having learned enough now to build the other, I must do so before I forget how I did it. Also to remember that it’s brother is the other way round!6e0898ca-741d-4288-b033-e14b20b1eb4a.jpeg

Colin Leighfield09/07/2019 23:06:28
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c7ce8dd6-9f8f-476b-884e-adeaaf103711.jpegDidn’t get as far as I wished tonight because of a ‘phone call, but getting there. Getting the leading profile right will need some care.

Colin Leighfield10/07/2019 21:52:32
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Finished ribs and cap strips on ailerons this evening. If I can sort out the leading edge profiles tomorrow evening I can start on hinges, servos and linkages.4ec21c0d-9a80-440c-b3f3-e2fad2e0618e.jpeg

Martian10/07/2019 21:55:45
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Looking good Colin, Danny did a little profile model to make and use to sand the profile even. Have you fitted hinges yet

Colin Leighfield10/07/2019 22:12:20
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Hi Martian. I remember Danny doing that, might give it a try. Haven’t fitted hinges yet, still turning around the alternatives in my head. Thoughts might crystallise tomorrow!

Martian11/07/2019 10:20:41
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I lined the glass fibre hinges with piano wire then glued up while in situ removed the piano wire covered ailerons then replaced piano wire with carbon rod seems to work ok

Colin Leighfield11/07/2019 10:48:13
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Martian, thank you for that. I was thinking along similar lines but you have added intelligence to it! I will try to do the same thing.

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 11/07/2019 10:48:41

Danny Fenton11/07/2019 16:13:53
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You are welcome to borrow this Colin, if it helps?

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield11/07/2019 17:57:45
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Hi Danny. That is the kindest of offers, gratefully accepted. Shall I come and collect it?

Danny Fenton11/07/2019 21:10:04
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I am away Saturday morning, for work, and Duxford Sunday. I am around most of tomorrow (Friday) if that is workable?
Cheers
Danny

Colin Leighfield12/07/2019 21:47:51
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After some rough shaping with the David plane and Permagrit, Danny’s super widget enabled me to get a really good job done of the aileron leading edges in a couple of hours.9e343af7-85fb-452f-a5ee-dd50509ae472.jpegSpot-on, thank you Danny, I will get it back to you ASAP.

Danny Fenton12/07/2019 22:02:47
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er..... without looking at the plan I am not sure it is the right profile for an aileron leading edge, it was designed for the wing leading edges. But if it fits then great

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The sharp lower aileron leading edge hangs in the airflow to create drag, to induce yaw in the up-going aileron.

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Cheers

Danny

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Colin Leighfield12/07/2019 22:35:01
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Oh dear! I wondered why it was different from the plan, I thought you had improved it, seems to have been a slight misunderstanding in the email exchange with Martian! I’ll have a think about whether anything needs to be done about it, not too difficult, although I doubt if it will makes much difference.

Edited By Colin Leighfield on 12/07/2019 22:35:22

Colin Leighfield13/07/2019 13:30:56
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Looking at the ailerons again, it wouldn’t be hard to correct the profile, but I will leave things as they are. Visually, the shroud means that you can’t see the leading edge from above and I can’t imagine why anyone would wish to stare at the underside when the plane isn’t exact scale anyway. Also I think aerodynamically the difference will be negligible, adverse yaw will be countered by differential I hope and a bit of CAR may not hurt. Remarkable though that the dimensions of Danny’s widget (if not the profile) are spot on for the leading edges of the ailerons as well as for the wings! Now that I know what it is really for, I had better do the wings as well before I let Danny have it back. (Possession being nine tenths of the law etc, etc)!

Colin Leighfield16/07/2019 22:10:13
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c71e8c03-8565-427b-8db4-88bfdcd8f584.jpeg610c2f83-0097-4d8c-96bd-f22bede87d67.jpegI finished off sanding all of the wing leading edges tonight. Had a bit of a problem when I came to the starboard lower wing because I had started to shape this before Danny lent me the widget and got it wrong. It became obvious immediately that I had taken too much off. The only solution was to cut the leading edge off and make a new one. It didn’t take long, so I can return Danny’s very handy gadget, that saved me a lot of time and gave me a much more 180485ae-819a-459c-8f9e-a745454e80b5.jpegaccurate shape than I would have otherwise. Thank you Danny, I will return it asap. There is the slight issue of having used it over-enthusiastically on the ailerons as well! However I am sure that I can live with it. The photos show current state of play, the airframe is fundamentally complete, but still loads to do.

Colin Leighfield17/09/2019 23:41:52
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After the various events of the last few weeks, not to add my son’s wedding on Friday, I have managed to get sufficiently up to date to start working on the Fury again. I have spent this evening cutting and fitting the fibre-glass aileron hinges. One or two problems to overcome but should be ok. I hope to make further progress tomorrow.

Colin Leighfield24/09/2019 22:59:55
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After a hectic few days with son’s wedding etc I got back into the shed tonight nearly a week late determined to make some progress with the aileron hinges. I am using the fibre glass hinges with. 0.012” carbon fibre rod running straight through. 4d5e7d9e-d124-4b90-a995-5b802a32fa63.jpeg It is a bit tricky, and I didn’t get very far. I think I’m on the right track though.

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