And the replacement slat is also now permanently in place, so thank goodness for that. I made a start just after lunchtime and worked through until I’d finished at around 4.30pm, five-ish by the time I’d cleared up and put everything away.

The job isn’t perfect, and I never expected it to be as I don’t have either the skills or the tools to perfectly reshape bent metal, but even so it’s come out pretty well and stands up to quite close scrutiny. First a shot of the whole wing with the job done and the replacement slat finally fitted.

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And now several more close-up shots of the tip itself taken from various angles.

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So that’s it all ready for my upcoming next UK flight, hopefully within the next couple of weeks. And I think that the repair will last until I can eventually get around to converting the wing to VG, whenever that might be.

I’ll just have to wait and see, bearing in mind that my big priority for next year now that I’ve resubmitted my house planning will hopefully be my house renovation and extension. Lots to look forward to 😉