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Triangle blocking

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:34 pm
by planecrazzzy
After sanding the Blocking that was out of square  ( from ACS )

I've got half of it done , epoxy drying...

Just thought I'd throw in a picture.... You might notice the taper on the ends of the blocking.

That's just to keep them as long as possible , but out of the way of the fabric ....

                             Gotta Fly...
                                             Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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Epoxy on the way

PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 5:41 pm
by planecrazzzy
I ran outa 205 West System hardener....Got it coming from Wicks....

I''l give them a little buisness since ACS has dropped the ball twice with the Wing Wood Kit...

                                  Gotta Fly...
                                                  Mike & "Jaz" in MN
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More Triangle reinforcing

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:22 pm
by planecrazzzy
Here's some more pictures of the blocking...

Their done now....

In fact , at this point.....I need to order stuff , I think I'll put the cables in the wing next.

I need to look at what I'm gonna order , probably won't be ordering the "Kits" anymore... Some of the stuff
is just too expensive , and I can get it localy...

                                Gotta Fly...
                                                Mike & "Jaz" in MN

Sealing Wing

PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:34 pm
by planecrazzzy
Hey Guys,
               After making all the things that attach to the wing....

Wing Tip, Compression Strut , Lift Strut Brackets , Wing Connectors , Flaps , Ailerons and Cable rigging...

Everything was taken off ,  to seal the wood with West System Epoxy....

 I did some light sanding  ,  and Thinned the Epoxy with Lacquer Thinner...

  The wing isn't completly sealed yet...
                                                         Gotta Fly...

I'm finding out that the epoxy after mixed, should be thinned with lacqer thinner over 50% to get smooth coats...
and only coat in the flat position....I had it too thick and tried to coat too much , and had alot of sanding to clean up
drips and sags/ripples..... Thinner - slower is faster        

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