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    Senior Member Paul's Avatar
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    Gilbert, Arizona

    Default Racking Ailerons and Flaps

    For painting all sides of my ailerons and flaps I assembled a very simple rack.
    - Vertical 2 x 4's with holes drilled every 6".
    - Cut the 2 x 4's to friction fit between floor and ceiling in my garage/paint booth.
    - Then spaced the vertical stands to suit the length of the flaps and ailerons.
    - positioned the surfaces level between the stands and inserted 6" spikes through stands into the ends of the surfaces.

    This allowed me to paint both sides at once. I could also swivel the surfaces on the nails and prop them up to get at the ends.

    Ailerons and Flaps.jpg

    And the same racking worked for my struts

    Last edited by Paul; 04-17-2014 at 03:01 PM.

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