This angle doubler sits inside the top rear spar channel.
Steve first clamps the doubler into position, and then back-drills from the top, and clecos it into position.
Here Steve drills through the top rear spar angle doubler into position.
The angle doubler is made up of two halves that are spliced together in the middle.
Now the doubler is drilled and clecoed horizontally to the rear channel (viewed from the back):
Next, we install the Aileron Rod Hole Doubler 6-ZU-1-4 to the rear spar channel over the existing aileron rod hole.
We back-drill it to position and cut out the aileron rod hole to match:
Video clip: Installing the Top Rear Spar Angle doubler:
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