Sunday, October 02, 2016

Wing tips

Tried different ways to get the tip on straight. To position the wing upright, strapping the tip on and using a ruler to adjust, seemed to work OK. The straps with the nuts is to be inside the tip. They are drilled without the tips in place, and they need to be trimmed a bit to make the most fwd hole to fit due to the curvature.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Riveted wing skin, wing tip

Finished riveting on the wing skins. The wing tips will be removable, using the Airward kit.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ready to rivet on the wing skins

Riveted on all the brackets for the wires. Used m4 A4 bolts and loctite to fasten the clamps. Then I got into problem with the aileron pushrod. The hole in the wing is not at the right place. I had to widen it a few mm to prevent interference. I also had to trim the paddle a tiny bit to prevent interference with the ball joint.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Misc wings

Made all the cover plates and stuff for the wings. Instead of using screws directly on the aluminium plates I mounted nut plates, to be sure they last.

The cover for the aileron counter balance has a nasty design flaw. Two 90 degree bends converge in a single point. It's impossible to make this without the metal cracking. I had to fix one of the covers. Then to prevent this I drilled holes at the convergence point.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Canopy and windshield

Some small trimming around the windshield. Now the canopy can be installed or fitted.