Elevator Counterweights and skins

Elevator counterweights were trimmed from rectangular blocks of lead from Vans aircraft. The first one took about 1200 strokes of my vixen file to smooth into the correct shape. I found out on the others that I could use a hacksaw blade to make the preliminary cut and save a lot of time and filing!

The elevator counterweight skins were clamped into place for for drilling to the counterweight spar underneath.

Top of counterweight skin drilled and clecoed.

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