Feb 19

Aileron Riveting Complete

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Hello All, Completed the aileron for the Aeropup USA. Note this aileron uses countersunk rivets. This is certainly not necessary as regular rivets are perfectly fine. However, I elected to go with countersunk rivets for cosmetics reasons...and maybe the Aeropup will fly 0.0005 knots fast without the drag of regular rivets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I presume you had to drill holes and d burr according to the measurement marks you have on aileron

Feb 20

HI Mark, that is correct. I marked the locations for holes on skin and the drilled pilot holes. I then drew center lines on the ribs and aligned with pilot holes on skin. I then matched drilled using #40 bit and clecoed in place. Finally, drilling/reaming to #30 holes. Next step was to debur all holes, countersink (all but four holes), corrosion proof and rivet.

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