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Reply #340 - Dec 20th, 2017 at 9:32pm
 
Your zinger zinged right by Ben.  lol  Or he ignored it,  take your pick.
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Reply #341 - Dec 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm
 
So very sorry Ben. Was there a well articulated FB jab? Don't know quite how I missed it since articulation is not high on the list of so many posters to that genre, including myself.  Huh "Well articulated" should jump right off the screen!! Undecided
Usually you're going on and on about  "The Glorious Game" or "Delightful Game" or how Liverpool trounced Manchester, or else F1 is in play......my feeble mind tends to glaze over when those topics pop up so I would n't recognize any jab, articulated or not.....
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Reply #342 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 10:33am
 
Fingers wrote on Dec 20th, 2017 at 10:01pm:
So very sorry Ben. Was there a well articulated FB jab? Don't know quite how I missed it since articulation is not high on the list of so many posters to that genre, including myself.  Huh "Well articulated" should jump right off the screen!! Undecided
Usually you're going on and on about  "The Glorious Game" or "Delightful Game" or how Liverpool trounced Manchester, or else F1 is in play......my feeble mind tends to glaze over when those topics pop up so I would n't recognize any jab, articulated or not.....


I'll forgive you this time  Smiley And no Liverpool doesn't ever beat United.
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Reply #343 - Dec 21st, 2017 at 1:03pm
 
Just Shelburne and Yarmouth eh?
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Reply #344 - Dec 29th, 2017 at 8:00pm
 
Don't think they have a team.
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Reply #345 - Jan 18th, 2018 at 4:51pm
 
Field sports aside, after dinking around with some indoor foam meat trays, I'm back at the wing.
(bout freakin' time the chorus mutters)
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Cut out a buncha circles, the diameter of the socket tube. The dire consequences predicted by Mr. Hatchett happened not - neat circles. Also, I managed to avoid hitting myself with the bar of the cutter whilst it spun. To support both claims, I present a pic of the panel from which I cut the circles. Notice, no ripping around the holes, and no blood. The other side of the panel is classified and restricted! The panel will now be cut into the requesite 36 squares which can be customized according to what I need where I need them.
As a complete aside, this process created 36 Tuits of 1/8 lite ply, each with a small hole centered; diam about 1.025". Some I will keep for obvious reasons, but there are a few available to members. First come first serve - extremely valuable item for your shop! Beating A Dead Horse
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Reply #346 - Jan 18th, 2018 at 6:44pm
 
Thats a lot of round tuit's Roll Eyes
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Reply #347 - Jan 18th, 2018 at 8:03pm
 
Yes it is. I need to save a bunch of them, but there will be some available to others with the same problem... Huh
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Reply #348 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 6:46am
 
I just got a fresh supply of round tuit's from Hobby King. They were on sale so I'm good. Cool
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Reply #349 - Jan 19th, 2018 at 8:10am
 
China hobby Line usually has a good price as well..
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Reply #350 - Jan 22nd, 2018 at 12:40pm
 
The concave isn't deep enough, or sharp enough, but it's what we get! Lot's of blending and sanding, but a start, or re-start.... Angry
Once the bottom of the wing is sheeted I can finish wrapping the curve under the fuse...Plans show a LOT of body fill, which I think can be replaced with balsa block..
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Reply #351 - Feb 4th, 2018 at 4:40pm
 
Now I have to start thinking (?) in 3D.  Help Me The outer rib gets jigged up 5" on the front spar, to account for the 6 1/5 deg dihedral. But the back of the end rib gets twisted up to give 2 deg washout.
So best to lay the spars and get the washout in, then block up the panel to get the inner rib leaned in to 6 1/2 deg..  Huh Sign And sometime  those ply dihedral braces will be cut away from the center (it's part of the one piece wing scenario).
The more I fiddle with those those thin ply pieces the more I'm sure they aren't right. The cuts in those braces tilt rib #6 the wrong way. Since they really only apply to the one l piece wing I might just take them out..
You can't relly see it, but the back spar has to be re-positioned and the ribs modified. Roy has the spar set to make the flaps 5 inches at the center section, should be 3 inches. So the spar has to be swept back to a uniform 3" from TE.
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Reply #352 - Feb 19th, 2018 at 8:29pm
 
OK. Got thinking about using an aluminum blade spar in the wing, like they do in Europe, so Glen dug through his supply and found me 2 nice pieces which Mr. Cool then helped me shape sp I now have pieces 14 1/4" long by 1 inch deep. Then my mind not only wandered, but disappeared totally for a while. Realized that the blade would stick out either side of the wing center section by 10" each side. Potential for disaster is yuge. So worked out a way to make the spar removable from both sides.
Also, finally gave up idea of making the break at the scale location. My chances of building something that would key around the landing gear plates is less than nil. So break moves out 1 rib to non scale location.  Sad SNAFU.
I have to have the outer wing panel flat on the board so I can work on the washout, plus I have to have it built kind of attached to the center section or I'll never get it aligned.
SO, I made a jig that jacks up one end of the center section 2 1/4". The other end of the center will  then become square to the table ( see right angle). The jig keeps everything level front to back (measured yea!!).
I made boxes for the two aluminum spars, each is 14 1/4 inches long. The boxes, as you will see some year, carry the spar, and are glued into the outer panels and center.
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Reply #353 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 4:32pm
 
Next step. Finished what was required on the center section, including adding the left and right outer panels to just past the gear. The dihedral break is now included in the center section.  Angry
I left the center in place and made a new rib for the end of the outer panel, made antirotation pins, and started the right outer panel from there.  Huh Sign
Roy says this plane NEEDS washout or it's prone to falling from the sky  Undecided (now I find out) at slower speeds,
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.  So center section level, making new inside rib level. Bottom spar laid down, outer rib jigged and frigged to put 2 deg washout in...that's 3/16 inch. Starting to lay ribs in, from the outer end towards the center. Notice the wax paper between the new rib and the center section. Otherwise I'd just wind up gluing the out panel to the center blah blah blah. Hit Palm
The blue items are small welders magnets - love them. They keep things like ribs vertical, and if you use 2 per rib, you can hold the rib on the bottom spar nice and snug while the glue dries....$10 at PA for 8 of them...
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Reply #354 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 8:29pm
 
How wide are the weld magnets? Looks like a good tool.
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Reply #355 - Mar 5th, 2018 at 10:06pm
 
Marc, the blue ones are 2 x 2.5. In the background is a red one 4 x 4. I find them great little items. Have some weight, but aren't heavy.
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Reply #356 - Mar 15th, 2018 at 9:44pm
 
Don't ya just hate it when you find an error and it's not your own... Angry The laser cut pieces don't fit each other.... Huh Sign
Bottom of the Rudder Post is about 1/4" longer than the trailing edge pieces make up to. Was noticed 3 years ago when assembled, but didn't make a heap until the anti spin sub fin is put on - the slope was way off.
Glued on a piece; lots of sanding; some filling; slope still not really right so needs some more sanding but closer...almost there boss.
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Reply #358 - Mar 16th, 2018 at 5:38am
 
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Reply #359 - Mar 29th, 2018 at 3:20pm
 
OK, back to the spars!!! I'm tired of the 3 piece wing saga, so I'm sure you are too. I assured myself there was enough clearance for the spar box outside of rib 7, so onward.
Made a new end rib for the center, so now the spar box is fit in, cut at the joint where the panel meets the center. The aluminum blade slides in and out easily. I'll make shear webs to fit between the box and the HW spars on the outer panels, and plywood gussets to fit around the box at the 3 ribs.
In the center, plywood gussets and triangular stock around everything.
Once the top HW spar and everything else is glued in, where it sits, I'll check the washout measurement again and sheet the top of the wing.
Then flip and do other side.
This  Swear Word has had me stalled for over a year. Tons of ideas but no one has done the 3 piece with this plane. Some other outside stuff got fixed in early March so maybe the brain will function again.. Angry
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