First attempt at mounting the Flap…   January 10th, 2010

After mounting the ailerons, I tried to test-fit the flaps to see how well they lined up with the aileron trailing edges.
Well, they did not line up too good 🙁
The two trailing edges are supposed to be even, and as you can see, if I make the flap hinge flush with the flap brace, there is about 0.2″ mismatch between them. I could ‘push out’ the flap some more, but then the holes in the hinge that holds the flap to the wing would be very, very close to the edge.

After doing some research, I found out this is quite common. Fortunately, there is another variant of the flap hinge that is slightly wider, and would allow me to make the flap even with the aileron while maintaining an acceptable edge distance on the hinge.
So, here’s $10+shipping to Aircraft Spruce for a wider flap hinge….
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