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Author Topic: MiG-3 aileron trim tab  (Read 2678 times)
otto
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« on: September 14, 2014, 11:01:56 PM »

I am about fitting the trim tab on the left aileron of my MiG-3 model, and I noticed an oddity: looking at the few pictures showing this detail, it seems that the tab has its external edge aligned with the central aileron hinge. See pictures:



And also the Aviarestoration MiG-3:
http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/yuri-rr/wing.htm

All the drawings and kits I saw show the tab much closer to the fuselage:


Any comments?
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2014, 06:31:42 AM »

Hi Otto,
seems you are right. I wonder why the original drawing had this error. Have you found any image showing a different arrangement?
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Massimo
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otto
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2014, 10:01:37 AM »

Hello Massimo
I only saw these images showing this detail clearly. As also Aviarestoration placed the trim tab accordingly, I thought that the "wrong" drawings came from a prototype feature. But, looking at the I-200 page ( http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/I-200.html ), the drawing shows the tab in the "correct" place, and also the pictures seem to confirm this. Therefore, I think it is an old mistake's legacy.
I must say that, building this model, I found the MiG-3 far more enigmatic and complex than I expected  Huh.
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