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    Frank, The thingy with the clecos. It probably has a more official name, but I don't know what it is.

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    I think it's "gap seal."

    I did something similar at first, but then found it wasn't necessary, and would have been a huge PITA to cover. Then again, you can remove the ailerons.

    I'm still very concerned you haven't given enough room for the fabric and it's going to rub.
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    Frank, it is close, but there is sufficient room for a clean covering job. I will wrap the aileron around the leading edge, so that will keep the covering count low there, and be careful about build up on the wing side.

    Thanks for keeping watch on me.

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    Well, your plane is a cousin to mine, so we're related by aircraft.

    I'm really, really looking forward to seeing it when it's finished. Heck, I want to park mine next to yours and walk from plane to plane saying "oh, that's better!" and "Yep, he did the same thing."

    We're just about one full tank of gas and a great story away from each other.
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    Yes, we'll bring them together one day. Hopefully in the not to distant future.
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    Another hurdle cleared. Today, Rose helped me complete the aileron cutout fairings - top and bottom.

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    Sometimes, it just takes the right size hammer.

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    Wonderful craftsmanship with a great eye for detail!
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    Rose and I had some time to work on this project yesterday. We mated the two top wings together for the first time with ribs. (still need false ribs on the left wing). The purpose for this was to match the root ribs wing to wing. We got the forward end of the left root rib positioned and a spacer between the upper and lower rib attached.

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    The left wing is back on the table for framing out the cockpit cut out, shrouds around the wishbone and final bracing of the root rib.

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    Rose and I moved the wing to the lean to (after moving my boat that has been neglected for the last couple of years). The purpose was to be able to match the left wing root area items with the right. Last week, all was going well until it was discovered the left upper pilot cutout bow interfered with the aileron control wishbone at full deflection. We measured and measured and found nothing different from the right side more that 1/4 - 3/8" different. However, due to the hard arc, it hits. After letting it sit a few days we went at getting the parts to fit. Job complete. We had to shift the bow a little and associated parts, but it isn't obvious. We made a lot of progress.

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    We now have to flip it to work on the bottom side.
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    Work in the last couple days produced two complete upper wings (except for covering)

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    Now, how do I get these monsters up on the struts???
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