Aileron – Firbeglassing ribs in position

Not a job I had looked forward to … hate fibreglassing at the best of times … not nice stuff to work with !

Cut 20 mm wide strips by 60mm of 600g (2 oz) mat (CSM) and this makes it more manageable when trying to get it over and around the compound curve of the aileron spar. These strips were overlaid but still managed to ping up occasionally in the drying process !

The small pointed sander came in handy to neaten  off  the usual spikes of strand that you get with this process … how anyone ever constructs major pieces with this stuff is beyond me

The finished sanded joints dont look too bad and have ceratainly made the whole thing feel very robust.

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