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aileron travel differential

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:42 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Is aileron travel up less than the travel down like in the elevator? I couldn't see a reference in the manual.

30 degrees

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:04 am
by billy5823
the book i believe said 30 degrees both ways . troy told me to put a level an the bottom and measure 4 inches at the tip up and down. hope this helps thanks billy

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:12 am
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Thanks, these won't go that high without notching into the hinge plates. Did you have to alter anything?
Down is no problem.

aileron travel

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 10:42 am
by KevinC

I had to notch out the fiberglass leading edge more to get the travel.  I measured with a protractor.  I don't have any pictures of it, but I recall there was only a thin strip of fiberglass - like 1/4" - at the top of the leading edge.




PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 5:42 pm
by scubarider
Hi Dave, I believe Kevin is right on the cutting of the fiberglass.  I had to do the same thing.  Was not much cutting needed but used a little dremmel to cut away some extra till I got the right degrees.

PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:29 pm
by Dave Krall CFII SEL SES
Thanks All,
I took out the fiberglass remnants completely to get cleaner airflow.
The upward aileron travel seems to be about 3 inches before the hinge plates hit the aileron tube and almost unlimited downward. I'll be double checking the continuance of a smooth airfoil curve from the top of the wing aft through the ailerons, maybe I had them up already a little too much.