Covering Flaps and Ailerons

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Covering Flaps and Ailerons

Postby Tralika » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:45 pm

I'm about to cover my flaps and ailerons. Not sure if I should cover the ends first, then the surface or the other way around. What's the conciseness?
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Re: Covering Flaps and Ailerons

Postby Johnny C! » Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:03 pm

It's been a while for me, but I
I think you should cover the
ends first, and put the edges
of the cloth for the main surfaces
on the corners. It will give you
a cleaner look when done.

John
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flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

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Re: Covering Flaps and Ailerons

Postby gkremers » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:24 am

These are pics from the factory, I did mine basically the same way. One piece of fabric covers everything.

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Re: Covering Flaps and Ailerons

Postby Tralika » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:06 pm

Thanks for the replies. I covered the ends first and it worked out OK. I would not have thought of covering everything with one piece of fabric. When I was trimming the ends I held the fabric up and see how they did it in the factory photos. I'm going to try that technique with the ailerons.

After the ailerons I'm all out of parts to cover, WHAHOO!!! Now it's on to reinforcement doilies, fabric rivets and tapes.
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