Aileron Balance ?

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Aileron Balance ?

Postby marl59 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:07 am

Hi Guys,
I'm a new Highlander owner and new to this forum. Ive been looking through it a bit and have already learned some good stuff, thank you! I have a Bonanza and in the fast airplane certificated world all of your control surfaces have to be balanced, i.e. weigh the same. When I purchased my Highlander, the previous owner had damaged then repaired the right aileron and wing tip. The repair looks well done but they left the white primer on half the aileron. The plane is yellow and blue. I have some of the original single stage paint and I want to paint the aileron. Top speed in my plane with the current prop and 29" tires is 80MPH. Do I need to balance the ailerons? Your input will really help. Thanks!
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Re: Aileron Balance ?

Postby barry767 » Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:00 pm

Ok, I'll take this one. I don't remember anything in the Highlander construction manual about balancing the ailerons so I didn't and mine flys just fine. Your top speed of 80 mph sounds low to me.
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Re: Aileron Balance ?

Postby danerazz » Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:37 pm

And Cubs and champs have nothing balanced.
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Re: Aileron Balance ?

Postby jak » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:11 pm

We don't balance anything on these planes there not high enough performance to need it. Jak
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Re: Aileron Balance ?

Postby marl59 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 1:39 am

Thanks guys for the responses. Just what I thought so thank you for confirming. I'll paint the aileron and not worry about it. Yes, 80 MPH is slow. I'm sure those 29" Tundra tires and very large Catto prop have something to do with the low top speed. The plane is new to me, in fact, I just received my tail-wheel endorsement in it yesterday. Thanks again for responding to this newbie!
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