Ailerons & Flaps Complete

I finished the right wing aileron of my Bede BD-4C airplane tonight. Both ailerons and both flaps are now complete.

Here (again) are the flap and aileron for the left wing:

Aileron and flap on the left wing of my Bede BD-4C

Aileron and flap on the left wing of my Bede BD-4C

And here, in its debut appearance, are the flap and aileron for the right wing:

Flap and aileron on the right wing of my BD-4C

Flap and aileron on the right wing of my Bede BD-4C

Eventually, there will be a lead counterweight attached to each aileron. This photo shows the bracket for one aileron.

Aileron counterweight bracket

Aileron counterweight bracket

My Harbor Freight pneumatic rivet puller has started acting flaky. Rivet mandrels get stuck in it. It leaks air. Sometimes it won’t even pull a rivet. I decided to replace it with a Sunex tool; it’s got to be better than the one that I have. Once the new tool arrives, I will pull the clecoes and rivet the ailerons and flaps closed.

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