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Old 12-24-2021, 10:29 AM
Bavafa Bavafa is offline
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Originally Posted by Kyle Boatright View Post
Sounds like you're talking about elevators, not ailerons? There is no place to add external weight on ailerons.

But, to the OP. I would check the trailing edge radius and straightness (a strait edge running chordwise should lay straight until it goes off the aft edge of the aileron. It shouldn't encounter a "speedbump" of metal at the TE). If that is OK, then I'd look at removing the paint and repainting with a non-insane amount of paint.
Oh yes, you are correct and I am sorry for the incorrect post here. I should have had my coffee first.
My comments are about the elevators.
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Old 12-25-2021, 01:09 PM
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I appreciate all the effort people made in the replies. Thank you.

I have a hard time believing the paint shop somehow crimped the trailing edges or otherwise deformed them.

The *only change* by my eye is the paint addition. I watched them spray the wing. It’s a hideous amount of paint. (I’ll be more than happy to warn you away from this shop privately.)

Rigging didn’t change.

At any rate, I’m suing the paint shop for breach of contract, and the owner became violent with me right off the bat - so simply getting the ailerons repainted there (or any correction work for that matter) is not an available avenue.
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Old 04-21-2022, 04:52 PM
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dosent imbalance in ailerons create flutter...
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