Old 08-25-2012, 04:11 AM
Bill G
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Another task out of the way, which is dry fitting the wings. The strut wing mount points were slightly repositioned from the drawing, due to adding ailerons where the rear strut mount would sit. They were moved about 10mm forward from the drawing location. The struts therefore had to be redrawn, to mount at the relocated spots. Fitting the struts required literally hundreds of small shaves and minor decking to the sub-wing mounting surface, for proper alignment. The same process was done to the strut ends, until the wing sat with desired dihedral. Another issue is the the struts have to be mounted first, and then the wing panels installed. The wing panels would not have ample support if only glued to the fuse header, and need the firmly glued struts to sit on, while installing. Lessons learned from mismatched incidences in the past is another concern. The inner wing ribs sit on a small ledge on the fuse, created by the sheeting. The ledge was trimmed to position the wing panels with matched incidences, when located on the ledge.
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