Top Wings 
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Trial fitting of the ribs onto the spars.
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Cutting the 10 degree angle to the top of the spar.
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Using a template for rib #10 to locate the spar taper. I am not trusting the plans. Straight edge is clamped to be a stand in for the aileron spar.
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I traced the nose of rib #10. The part in contact with the spar is the same size as the spar opening in rib #10. I will try and use this to check the spar taper on the plans.
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I recreated the wing bow layout from the plans in full scale on my workbench.
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Trial fitting of the ribs onto the spars.
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Cutting the 10 degree angle to the top of the spar.
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Using a template for rib #10 to locate the spar taper. I am not trusting the plans. Straight edge is clamped to be a stand in for the aileron spar.
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I traced the nose of rib #10. The part in contact with the spar is the same size as the spar opening in rib #10. I will try and use this to check the spar taper on the plans.
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I recreated the wing bow layout from the plans in full scale on my workbench.
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I then nailed clamping blocks to the workbench. I later realized that it would be better if the blocks were on the other side of the wood to be bent.
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Wing tip pieces in the fixture.
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Close up of the lamination's.
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Same close up, other side.
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Bending the compression strut ends in my Grizzly vice brake.
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I then nailed clamping blocks to the workbench. I later realized that it would be better if the blocks were on the other side of the wood to be bent.
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Wing tip pieces in the fixture.
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Close up of the lamination's.
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Same close up, other side.
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Bending the compression strut ends in my Grizzly vice brake.
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Compression struts ready for powder coating.
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Powder coat booth, nice because it can be done in the winter.
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Preparing the oven.
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The oven in use, 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
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Finished compression struts. Visible on the table are the blocks moved to the other side.
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Compression struts ready for powder coating.
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Powder coat booth, nice because it can be done in the winter.
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Preparing the oven.
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The oven in use, 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
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Finished compression struts. Visible on the table are the blocks moved to the other side.
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Applying the epoxy for the wing tip bows. It worked great with a flattened Popsicle stick.
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Wingtip bow number two.
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I cut the finished bow on my band saw and epoxied it to the 1/8 plywood frame. I only did one in case it wasn't the right size.
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I actually used nails to keep everything in place and I used weights from my weight set in the basement to provide the clamping.
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Hopefully it came out perfect. I won't know until I fit it to the wing.
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Applying the epoxy for the wing tip bows. It worked great with a flattened Popsicle stick.
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Wingtip bow number two.
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I cut the finished bow on my band saw and epoxied it to the 1/8 plywood frame. I only did one in case it wasn't the right size.
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I actually used nails to keep everything in place and I used weights from my weight set in the basement to provide the clamping.
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Hopefully it came out perfect. I won't know until I fit it to the wing.
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Trial fitting the wing spars. I determined that the plans are incorrect for either the center section plates or the wing. If I use the plan dimensions the wing will be 1/4 inch to high.
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All the spars drilled and everything set in place. So far the wingtip bows look good.
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I moved the wing mounting plates up 1/4 of an inch and the alignment was perfect. The drag / anti drag wires clear the ribs through the wing even at this new dimension.
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Compression strut number 2.
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I have not installed the doubler plates yet. I wanted to be sure that everything lined up first. I will glue one side, transfer the holes and then do the other.
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Trial fitting the wing spars. I determined that the plans are incorrect for either the center section plates or the wing. If I use the plan dimensions the wing will be 1/4 inch to high.
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All the spars drilled and everything set in place. So far the wingtip bows look good.
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I moved the wing mounting plates up 1/4 of an inch and the alignment was perfect. The drag / anti drag wires clear the ribs through the wing even at this new dimension.
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Compression strut number 2.
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I have not installed the doubler plates yet. I wanted to be sure that everything lined up first. I will glue one side, transfer the holes and then do the other.
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