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Old 11-15-2018, 10:01 AM
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Hi Mark,

Like Bill said, it's both. I started with the stock hinges and slotted them 1/16" down. I did both sides as it seemed the whole aileron was high. Now I'm going to remove them again and slot an additional 1/32". Perhaps I'll have to do another iteration after that. After the plane is flying straight and I'm happy, I'll take the un-punched hinge brackets and transfer the holes to those and install them.

Also, I wouldn't ignore the trailing edge radius. Section 5 shows what they should look like by laying a straight edge on them. Mine were under squeezed and adjusting that that made a massive change as well. Literally went from a heavy left wing to a heavy right wing.
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:22 AM
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Default Wing/Aileron Template

In the day, Vans supplied a full sized drawing of the wing profile, including the aileron. You where instructed to use the template, and plywood from your shipping crate, to make a simple hinged clamshell that would hold the aileron in position for drilling the aileron brackets.
This worked very well. My 6 needed no adjustments. Heavy wings where typically associated with poorly formed aileron trailing edges, not aileron bracket position.
Did the template go the way of the Dodo with the matched drilled kits?
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Old 11-15-2018, 10:34 AM
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Thanks guys for all the good information!! 😊👍
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Old 11-15-2018, 11:59 AM
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In the day, Vans supplied a full sized drawing of the wing profile, including the aileron. You where instructed to use the template, and plywood from your shipping crate, to make a simple hinged clamshell that would hold the aileron in position for drilling the aileron brackets.
This worked very well. My 6 needed no adjustments. Heavy wings where typically associated with poorly formed aileron trailing edges, not aileron bracket position.
Did the template go the way of the Dodo with the matched drilled kits?
So true. I saved the plywood templates from my first build and have used them on many RVs to find truth to solve rigging problems. Even so, this is a tool for where you start, and not the only thing to check.

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Old 11-15-2018, 12:31 PM
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They don't come with the kit, but you can still order the full size template. I have one in my possession (thanks to Larry aka lr172).
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:31 PM
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So true. ......have used them on many RVs to find truth to solve rigging problems. Even so, this is a tool for where you start, and not the only thing to check.

Carl
I like how you word this. A simple tool as a starting point at the very least.
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