Parts arrived from TLAC today ..
So got straight on and finished the neat die cut prepped parts .. haven’t done this for ages !
TLAC provide the die cut parts so it’s really quick to simply saw through the breaks and then grind and file and emery down to a smooth finish
Looking at the new part next to the damaged part you can see just how little was shaved off BUT not worth the risk as you can see the tolerances at the lower end of the hinge point has reduced by 50% ie about 3mm
Paul had advised that the original Loctite 246 two part glue would need warming to break the seal against the ply aileron end rub. I wasn’t looking forward to this as I thought it might damage the end rib but, in the end, it prized away really cleanly
I had forgotten how much this glue smelt ! A very popular move opening this in the dining room on the table 😊😊
Paul had promised to pop something in for me to bolster the tip to ‘important parts’ clearance and the white block would be shaped and fitted to the wing tip
Countersunk rivet heads to allow for close fit hinge at wing tip
Havent seen my trusty old rivet gun for a while ! Did every rivet with this 😊
Also getting the Oratex ready to cover the repair