Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Trailing edge skin removal from ribs 3 to 6

This week's restoration continued with the removal of the underside skin of the port side trailing edge. Shown below is the remaining skin between ribs 3 and 4. The upper and lower ribs will need to be scrafed when restoration begins on the building of ribs 1, 2, and 3.

The following photo identifies the fabric which provides strength on the edges. The fabric is removed so the skin can be removed. The skin is carefully removed and labeled by the rib location.

Two layers were removed from the holes for access. Rib 10A is the transition from the flaps on the left to the position of the ailerons on the right.

The paint on the skin shows three layers; sliver, then yellow, and then grey.

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