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Old 10-27-2018, 08:08 PM
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I recently had to replace my left aileron due to ground damage. Now I have a heavy right wing. I remember there is a procedure to tweak the aileron trailing edge to correct heavy wing. I can't remember which aileron trailing edge should be tweaked for the correction. But I do know it's important to tweak the correct aileron. Anyone familiar with this procedure?
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:20 PM
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Vanís has a document on their website that addresses the heavy wing. Squeezing the trailing edge of the aileron can make a big impact and can be effective, but it is a better solution to look at slotting the holes in the aileron bracket and adjusting the aileron up or down as may be appropriate. Here is the link to Vanís doc.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Wing_Heavy.pdf
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:49 PM
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I lowered the inboard aileron hinge about 1/16 on my 6 on the light wing and that solved my heavy wing issue. I would not have believed that little amount would make that big of difference. Bruce Estes
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Old 10-27-2018, 09:26 PM
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Thank you for the responses.
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Old 10-28-2018, 01:00 AM
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I lowered the inboard aileron hinge about 1/16 on my 6 on the light wing and that solved my heavy wing issue. I would not have believed that little amount would make that big of difference. Bruce Estes
Are you sure? Iím pretty sure I lowered the hinge on my heavy wing, to fix it.
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:21 PM
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Going through this process now on my -7. Squeeze the light wing trailing edge / lower the heavy wing aileron.

I'd suggest you check section 5 of the updated build manual which has pictures of what the trailing edges should look like. It's possible your new aileron is under / over squeezed. Makes a huge difference.
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