Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Trim Tab Jigs

The trim tab mounts to, and is part of, the elevators; so I still consider this elevator work. It's notable though, how many jigs and fixtures need to be made to make, or finish making, the pieces for such a small part. I made a jig last night to make the trim tab clamps and I continued this jig fashion into tonight to cut out the foam ribs that go inside the trim tab. I wanted to ensure a good perpendicular cut, so, enter the jig. Also you need to make a homemade brake to finish bending the skins from some 2x8's and hinges. It should work well for what I need. So hopefully I can get back to airplane parts instead of building things to build things! (1.5)

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